The DGT (traffic police) have published the list of where all the mobile and fixed speed traps will be this month (there will be a special campaign this month with lots of nasty cops with fine books in their dirty little hands). Later: Here’s the link to a file showing the exact locations of all, courtesy of La Voz de Almería.
As from next month, all speed traps will be set to have a tolerance of 7kph if the speed is under 100kph; if over, it will be 7%. Example: If you’re in an 80kph zone, the speed trap will fire at 88kph and you get fined. Likewise, in a 50kph zone, it will fire at 58kph. If you’re on the motorway in a 100kph zone, you can do 107kph (100 + 7%). In a 120 Continue reading 7 kph grace on speed traps under 100kph; 7% margin above→
Quite a few vehicles on Spanish roads have specific speed limits. Lorries, buses, special cargo transporters or drivers with restricted speeds all have to go slower than the indicated maximum speed at certain points on the road – lorries aren’t allowed to go over 100kph on motorways, for example. The current speed traps in use can’t distinguish between different types of vehicles, and so these restricted vehicles can drive at the maximum posted without worrying Continue reading New speed traps go after speeding lorries and people with specific speed limits→
A new breed of mobile speed traps have been developed by Spanish traffic police, according to this video. OK, it’s a spoof, but it’s good fun for the new year – the latest initiative by the traffic cops over at the DGT to both reduce unemployment and slow down drivers.