Monitoring road traffic

File photo.

THE DGT (traffic department) set up a special project on the weekend of Andalucia Day to monitor traffic across the region.

The operation was planned to facilitate the smooth running of roads through the busy holiday period and in some adverse weather conditions.

The operation ran from Friday February 27 to Sunday March 1.

The DGT predicted that 35,000 vehicles would travel through the main roads of Almeria Province on long haul journeys while 180,000 vehicles would make shorter trips on the A-92 north, A-7 west and A- 7 east.

The DGT reminds all drivers to carry out some basic checks on their vehicles before setting off including checks on windscreen wipers, lights, brake fluid and oil, antifreeze, tyres and mirrors.

They also remind drivers to carry two warning triangles and reflective vests for the driver and passengers.

They also recommend that during the winter weather all drivers carry an emergency torch, a cloth for clearing windscreens, an ice scraper and, where necessary, snow chains and gloves.


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