7 kph grace on speed traps under 100kph; 7% margin above

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

No more hidden speed traps on secondary roads

The traffic police (DGT) have promised to stop all hidden speed traps on all secondary roads across the nation by the end of the month. DGT mobile speed traps will now be banned from hiding behind a tree or a flyover to catch the unwary drivers below. Instead, mobile signposts will be erected along the road warning of traps and the exact location of each days speed checks will be published online at www.dgt.es The Continue reading No more hidden speed traps on secondary roads

New speed traps go after speeding lorries and people with specific speed limits

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

More cops, more speed traps

Summer has arrived along with another bunch of the boys in light green from the Benemérita. Almería gets the lion portion of new Guardia Civil recruits from the current promotion, 81 in all, which brings the total Guardia numbers up to 1100 across the province. Heavens only knows what they’re all doing, surveying up in the Almanzora valley no doubt. And, no doubt making use of the boot of the lorry they shipped them in, Continue reading More cops, more speed traps