In addition to the currently ongoing annual summer traffic campaign (see HERE), Tráfico has announced an additional speed control campaign from tomorrow Monday 6 August until Sunday 12th, and focusing on conventional roads as much if not more 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.
Although the police regularly ask the public not to spread the word about specific locations, they are keen that these campaigns are seen for what they are, namely an addition to regular policing: speeding is policed routinely but people still do it, and so these campaigns are a means of drawing extra attention to the issue, and informing people. Police also hope the following graphic will help advise drivers of the speed limits on various types of roads for different types of vehicles.