Measures in place for Easter traffic

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EASTER: The Andalucian government has appealed for driving safety.

WITH more than half a million road trips expected across Malaga Province during the Semana Santa (Easter Week) holidays, the Andalucian government is making an unprecedented appeal for driving safety. 

Speeding, drug and alcohol consumption, and the threat of drivers unfamiliar with the area are all matters of serious concern for the emergency services. 

In order to mitigate expected trouble, the Spanish Traffic General Directorate will carry out a special operation divided into two key phases. 

The first from Friday 18 at 3pm and last through the weekend until Sunday evening. Then from March 23 until March 28 the second stage of the campaign will come into force. 

The crux of the operations will see extra vigilance measures put in place including helicopters and speed cameras, additional electronic information panels will also be in place across highways and motorways. 

Meanwhile in Malaga City the metro will extend its hours of service to cope with the anticipated influx of guests and tourists.

There are approximately 150,000 people expected to use the underground services from March 20 to 27 and the extension will be crucial to its smooth operation. 

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