In 2015, the Xunta de Galicia, Government of Spain and the Galician provincial councils, created a Road Safety Commission for the Way of St. James. Its purpose is to improve and ensure the tranquillity of pilgrims on the nine routes leading to Compostela.
In addition, the Guardia Civil and the local police, together with the National Police in the cities, have special devices for the surveillance of the way. The Guardia Civil Cavalry Unit strenghthens this service in summer.
On the other hand, pilgrims must also exercise caution and look out for their own personal safety. It is very important to ensure always the visibility along sections of the route shared with vehicle traffic, even wearing reflective gear and to take great care when crossing streets and roads.