By Euro Weekly News Media • 21 February 2014 • 14:27
The councils wish to raise to speed limit from 80 to 100kph
The councils of Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo and Riogordo are backing the Deputy Mayor of Colmenar in his proposal to raise the speed limit of the road.
Drivers of emergency vehicles complained that they are losing points from their licences due to a speed trap between Casabermeja and Malaga City.
They also complained that the speed trap, which measures the time it takes vehicles to get between two points, and calculates speed based on this, causes accidents when drivers brake suddenly.
The joint petition will ask the General Traffic Department to change the speed limit of the motorway from 80kph to 100.
Meanwhile, sources at the DGT said the speed limit on the stretch of the motorway where the speed trap operates cannot be changed.
They claimed the section is dangerous due to its geographical features, and added it is up to the Ministry of Public Works to change the speed limit.
The DGT also said that fines on any emergency vehicle driver are shelved, attributing any lost points in the drivers’ licences to an “error.”
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing email@example.com, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.