Tráfico speeding campaign starts today

Photo: Dir. Gral. Tráfico
Photo: Dir. Gral. Tráfico

Tráfico has announced a national speed campaign from today until 6 April. The campaign will be focused above all on what DGT calls conventional roads, i.e. not motorways, which is where they say most speed-related deaths occur. Last year, police say, more than a million drivers were caught speeding, and if only people obeyed limits, 25% of associated deaths could be avoided. Last year, some 500 died as a result of speeding. The campaign aims to catch a substantial proportion of the 39% of cars which exceed speed limits, 13% by more than 20km/h. 

4 Comments

  1. Author

    yes, I’m sure it is, Doreen, given as part of the national announcement, it’s likely.

  2. I presume that figure is for Spain as a whole. I found online the figure of 400 deaths due speeding in the UK in 2012.

  3. Author

    I’m no different, Peggy, and yes, they’re shocking … and yes, I need a reminder to slow down too …

  4. These numbers are shocking. And yet, being a driver myself, i have to admit that some times a am a culprit at speeding myself. If speed limits would be set because of necessity and sensibility I would find it a bit easier. this place has forgotten to built their roads according to their rules … and not the other way around. however, shame on me, no excuse ! – so I guess, ty for another reminder to slow down

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