Huge hike in radars under speed crackdown
12 March 2007, MADRID – A fresh crackdown on speeding was launched on Monday in an effort to reduce deaths on the roads.
12 March 2007
MADRID – A fresh crackdown on speeding was launched on Monday in an effort to reduce deaths on the roads.
From Tuesday until the 26th March, police are to carry out 1.5 speed stops in an effort to get motorists to cut their speed.
And they will start 111 permanent speed controls across the country on all main roads.
The plan to convince drivers to reduce their speed is also to include 68 new radar controls operated from 175 different points of control.
Of these, 111 will be on conventional roads and 64 on motorways or dual carriageways.
They will be deployed on a rotating basis.
At present there are 142 radars.
The traffic authorities said these radars were already working, though on a trial basis.
By Easter Week – the busiest and bloodiest of the year – they will be fully operational.
There are to be 32 in Andalucía, 14 in Aragón, 21 in Asturias, 3 in Cantabria, 30 in Castilla y León, 18 in Galicia, 36 in Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha y Extremadura and 21 en Murcia and Valencia.
A massive publicity campaign, launched on Monday, is to accompany the crackdown.
Speeding is the main cause of fatal accidents on Spanish roads.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news