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Spain's DGT publishes details of surveillance on most dangerous roads

Mon 6th Jul 2015
Spain's  DGT publishes details of surveillance on most dangerous roads

Spain's DGT has identified 1,500 sections of intercity roads, all on back roads, particularly dangerous.

The location of these sections is made ​​public for general knowledge of drivers, so that when transiting through use extreme precautions and especially meet the speed limits in each. Speed ​​is one of the fundamental components that determine the greater or lesser impact on road accidents, the severity and extent of injury to the accident victims, hence the importance of effectively control the rate at which flows, especially in the conventional way, which last year recorded eight out of ten deaths. About 900 people died last year in this kind of way (provisional data to 24 hours).

For this reason, traffic is focusing its action in this type of roads with measures such as increased surveillance by mobile radars or the Comprehensive Monitoring Plan that was launched in December last year and showed such good results.

Following the policy of transparency in the management of speed, whose ultimate goal is that drivers respect the limits, DGT now published in 1,500 sections of track where temporarily intensify surveillance radar mobile.

The selection of sections shall continue to be periodically. This information may consult all drivers and browser vendors that may apply to the web to include in their applications such sections, so that adds to the already published about the location of fixed radars have the DGT.

The criteria for identifying these sections to be dangerous and location of mobile radars, are a result of analyzing the number of serious accidents, fatalities or injuries that required hospitalization; the number of accidents in general and the information of the average velocity in those sections.

In addition, mobile radars, as previously announced, will be visible to drivers so that its presence will serve as a deterrent and prevention. The purpose being sought through the monitoring and speed control is that drivers respect the speed limits in general, and particularly in those sections identified as potentially more dangerous.

The Traffic Civil Guard, safeguarding the security of its agents, mobile radars be located in visible places for drivers, and that presence on the roads serve as a deterrent and prevention. The complaint is not, in any case, the ultimate goal.


Speed ​​limits are set by signaling that must be followed, but as a reminder, then the tolerances are detailed, from which the radar will report according to the limits set in each section, so that regardless of the geographical area DGT for which it circulates, the driver knows at what speed can be reported.

Generic speed limits in conventional ways, that is, those that only have one lane in each direction without physical separation between them is 100 km / h if there is a berm at least 1.5 meters and 90 km / h if the shoulder is smaller (for vans limit is 90 km / h and 80 km / h for trucks and vans the limit is 80 km / h and 70 km / h respectively).

The agents of the Traffic Civil Guard dedicated, as a general rule, 80% of the time of their journeys to work on conventional roads.

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