By Natasha Brewer • 13 May 2021 • 17:13
New Speed Limit Locations in Velez and Torre del Mar. Image: Pixabay
New Speed Control locations in Velez and Torre del Mar.
THE Vélez-Málaga City Council informs that, within the collaboration agreement between the City Council and the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), that from May 10 to 16 the Local Police will carry out a campaign to reinforce road safety through speed controls using radars at different points in the municipal area. From May 11, the speed limit on urban roads it will be 20 kilometres per hour on roads that have a single carriageway and pavement platform at the same level.
The councillor for Security, José María Domínguez, explained the importance of respecting the speed limits to guarantee respect and safety, mainly of pedestrians, and avoid possible accidents, “even more so when we have areas in the municipality in which the users of cars, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians share the same transit spaces.” In addition, speed has a very significant impact on the environment, since the level of harmful gas emissions, fuel consumption and noise emitted by vehicles are directly related to speed, “so avoid speeding it also has a positive impact on a more sustainable and less polluting environment.”
According to data provided by the Local Police of Vélez-Málaga, these controls will be carried out in those areas where more accidents have occurred and therefore it is considered that there may be a greater risk of being run over. These areas are: Avda. Juan Carlos I, Avda. Pablo Iglesias, C / Pintor Antonio Hidalgo, Avda. De las Naciones, C / Aceituneros, C / Herreros, Camino Viejo de Málaga, Camino de Algarrobo, C / Banana, Avda. Vivar Téllez, Avda. Villa de Madrid, C / Yedra (access road to Polígono Industrial Los Zamoranos – Arroyo Minera), C / Pintor Cipriano Maldonado, C / Valdepeñas, C / Carrera de las Angustias, Avda. Del Sol, Avda. Infanta Elena , C / Azucarera, C / Mar Cantábrico, Paseo Marítimo de Torre del Mar, C / Real, C / Las Casillas, Avda Las Palmeras de Baviera and Avda.
As reported by Correo de la Axarquia
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I have often wondered if the ‘facts’ stated in this article are true. ‘Emissions are less the slower you go’ the authorities proudly boast. But I’m willing to bet they haven’t tested this properly. Yes, rev one car engine at 30kph and another at 20kph and the faster one will produce more emissions. Aha! say the authorities smugly. BUT….
Think about it….. A car travelling at 20kph (which equates to 12, yes twelve, mph!!) will take much longer to travel the same distance. Therefore its engine will be running for longer, spewing out more fumes (in total) than the faster car. I may be wrong, but I’ll bet you that’s not how they did their comparative tests! Also, at 20kph you keep having to change down a gear ie run in 2nd the whole time instead of 3rd, causing the engine to rev faster. Bet they didn’t test for that either.
As usual, the devil is in the detail. 20kph in a car is an absolute snail’s pace. As a driver it is almost impossible to drive that slowly and you will be constantly looking at your speedometer, not the road, so there’s an added danger straight away. Many people will end up just putting the car into high-revving 1st gear because even in 2nd the slightest touch of the pedal and you are over 12mph and a police officer will leap out from behind a bush with a speed gun. It is impractical and stupid. 30kph is 18mph – are they really saying that drivers at this speed couldn’t stop quickly in an emergency?
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