Tráfico has announced a speed control campaign for this week starting today and lasting until Sunday 26th, and focusing on conventional roads rather than motorways. Tráfico says that at least 350 deaths a year could be avoided if everyone complied with speed limits, and that someone knocked down at 80km/h has no chance of surviving the impact, whereas at 30km/h the risk of death is reduced to just 10%. This campaign will, as normal, use support from local police forces for checkpoints.


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  1. Two vehicles pulled over this evening just after Tijoco Bajo by the motorbike guys..It is an easy road to run away with ones speed and by the time you realise it..its too late ..

  2. we all know speed kills.most of us drive within our limits.hiding that black citroen c4 with the radar unit where. the limit drops from one limit to another i.e. 60 to 50 or 40 and the car is right on the line is a bit cheeky.always downhill when its easy to speed a bit,its money making not saftey related.

  3. It would help if drivers were encouraged to use their indicators, and were encouraged not to drive within 2ft of the car in front. Braking space seems to be non-existent here.
    However, I am happy they are monitoring speed, wish they would do it for more than a week!

  4. They do it all the time, it’s just that several times a year they have a publicity splurge with campaigns like this to increase awareness.

  5. Totally agree with Sandra. There are a small percentage of speeders who are a danger to all. Also, the tailgaters are a massive and annoying problem. And, at risk of incurring the wrath of the social media police, I have to say that when I look in my mirror, they are young women just as often as men. Power tothe police’s elbow.

  6. Whenever I get anybody tailgating me I just slow down and keep the middle finger of my right hand extended in the air where they can see it. It doesn’t stop them but it feels good 🙂 Especially when I’m driving at the limit and they have nothing to complain about. I think these campaigns are great but they should be accompanied by a much more visible police presence.

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