More than half of traffic fatalities were under 40

SPEED TRAPS: Caught an average of 7.5 people speeding every day.

SIXTY per cent of the 23 fatal victims of 19 traffic accidents, which occurred in Almeria Province in 2015, were aged under 40-years-old.

According to the Provincial Traffic Department, this is one of the lowest average ages in Spain. Ten of them were aged between 31 and 41. There are also more people in that age range who hold driving licences in the province. 

Statistics also show that 18 of the victims were the drivers of the vehicles, three were passengers and two pedestrians. Most of the vehicles which were involved in fatal accidents were cars, followed by bikes and motorbikes.

In less than a year, more than 360 residents of Almeria have lost their driving licences, according to the General Traffic Department. Most of them are male drivers aged between 25 and 34. 

The permanent speed traps in Almeria Province caught an average of 7.5 people speeding every day. 

According to the Associated European Motorists’ organisation, the speed trap at kilometre 404.5 of the A-7 motorway in El Ejido is the one which registers the most speeding in the province, with an average of 5.1 every day. 

The Traffic Department has said that traps will also be able to catch people who are not wearing their seatbelt or are using a mobile phone, and fines will be issued based on this.

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