The DGT Will Launch A Speed Control Campaign Between May 10 And 16

DGT launches its Easter operation to monitor the roads of Spain. image: guardia civil

THE DGT Has Announced That It Will Launch A Speed Control Campaign Between May 10 And 16

Spain’s General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has announced in a statement that it will launch a speed control campaign between May 10 and 16, a period in which traffic officers will intensify the monitoring of compliance with the speed limits established on all interurban roads.

The DGT has emphasised that road traffic accident data shows that excess speed is a key factor in road accidents, being the prevailing cause in 23 per cent of fatal accidents in 2019, where more than 300 people died in accidents in which speed was one of the concurrent factors.

As this will be a preventive campaign, the existence of all controls will be made obvious to drivers, either through variable message panels above the road, or circumstantial vertical signage when the road does not have such panels, as reported by moncloa.com.

They reiterate that this type of campaign is designed to raise awareness among drivers about the importance of respecting established speed limits, maintaining that such limits are still necessary on the roads given their direct influence on accidents.

The DGT also reminds drivers that on May 11th, the modification of article 50 of the General Traffic Regulations will come into force with regard to speed limits in urban areas, whereby the limit will be 20 kph on roads that have a single carriageway and pavement, 30kph on roads with a single lane in each direction, and 50 on roads with two or more lanes in each direction.

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Comments


    • Alan Easton

      10 May 2021 • 14:02

      Car drivers will be holding up the cyclist now !!! expect pollution to rise in big cities as cars not able to get into top gear. At 20kph my car wont go into 3rd gear at 30kph my car wont go into 4th gear.

      Reply
      • Renato Besomi

        10 May 2021 • 16:45

        Yes you are right, for the Climate and the CO2 output a very bad decision.

        Reply
    • Alan Easton

      10 May 2021 • 14:02

      Car drivers will be holding up the cyclist now !!! expect pollution to rise in big cities as cars not able to get into top gear. At 20kph my car wont go into 3rd gear at 30kph my car wont go into 4th gear.

      Reply
      • Renato Besomi

        10 May 2021 • 16:45

        Yes you are right, for the Climate and the CO2 output a very bad decision.

        Reply
    • steve Harding

      10 May 2021 • 21:53

      Have the speed limit signs all been changed? So many will believe they are driving within the limits and they will be 10KPH over. Another exercise to gather revenue from the already overburdened tax payer!!
      That is apart from the environmental damage mentioned above!!

      Reply
    • steve Harding

      10 May 2021 • 21:53

      Have the speed limit signs all been changed? So many will believe they are driving within the limits and they will be 10KPH over. Another exercise to gather revenue from the already overburdened tax payer!!
      That is apart from the environmental damage mentioned above!!

      Reply

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