Spain’s DGT to use drones to control vehicle speed limits this year

THE DGT, Directorate General of Traffic, will incorporate 11 drones to help monitor speed limits in Spain.

Together with new radars, the drones will allow the DGT to achieve a broader control over Spanish roads, with the aim of reducing accident rates.

The drones were successfully tested during the Christmas Exit Operation and their incorporation has been projected for this year.

But, how do they work?

The drones are very small, and despite being designed for motorways their size allows them to be used on any road.

They can be airborne for two hours and have a performance radius of 500 meters.

The drones don’t have a real-time speed camera, so they will only be used to monitor traffic and record any criminal action using 13-megapixel cameras.

They will record road infringements such as overpassing continuous lines or illegal manoeuvres, identifying the offender and warning officers of any offence.

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