The final draft of the new traffic regulation was released yesterday by the traffic police (DGT) and is expected to be approved by the council of ministers shortly, with the changes coming into effect by the spring. All secondary and urban roads will see a large drop in the speed limit: roads currently at 100kph will drop to 90kph 90kph roads will drop to 70kph OR 50kph unpaved or single carriage roads will have a Continue reading Expect the speed limit to drop in the spring!
Flushed with the excitement of the great idea of allowing rich foriegners instant access to the country in exchange for 160k, the government has come up with another revenue raising scheme: They want to up the speed limits on the nations bankrupt tollroads to 140 kph. The theory is that this way more people will use the tollroads (coz it’s faster) thus raising cash flow at the poverty stricken companies, and save them from having Continue reading Speed limits on toll roads about to be upped?
All speed limits on all secondary roads in the country will be dropped to 90 kph in the very near future, according to the head of Spains traffic police. The DGT says that 80% of all road deaths attributed to crashes were on these secondary roads, which currently have a confusing mix of 90 and 100 kph speed limits depending on the width of the hard shoulder. By resetting all limits to 90kph, the police Continue reading Speed limits on secondary roads to drop to 90
Yesterday, in a press conference in Qatar, Zapatero said he was unable to understand how anyone could criticise the new 110 kph max speed limit and furthermore, the “most advanced nations in Europe, such as Great Britain” had similar speed limits. (his words). Earlier in the day, his minister of development, Pepe Blanco, said that anyone criticising the measure needed their heads examined, and called the PP party “frikis” for even doubting ZP for a Continue reading Not even David Cameron thinks ZP’s right over 110 kph limit
Spain is in shock after the government, without bothering to consult anyone, announced that as from the 7th of March the max speed limit will be just 110 kph, down from 120 kph. Why? I don’t know. The media -united in decrying the measure as unnecessary and ridiculous- doesn’t know. The opposition parties don’t know. The official reason is that by making people slow down by 10kph the country will save 15% in fuel. Zapatero Continue reading Shock at max speed reduction
As an “emergency measure to save fuel across Spain” the government has today decided to drop the max speed limit on motorways from 120 to 110 kph. The measure takes effect on the 7th of March, and all next week road workers will be busy changing all the speed limit signs.
Careful coming over the Turre new bridge, next to the entrance / exit to the fire station. The speed limit there, for about 75 meters, drops from 100kph to 50kph before going back up to 80kph as you reach the bridge (coming from the main road into Turre). I assume the reason is because of the fire station exit, although it’s not signposted. And the Guardia have discovered that it’s easy money to just sit Continue reading Watch it at the Turre new bridge