DGT plans 19.5 million end-of-year trips on Spanish roads this weekend

The Directorate General of Traffic will strengthen surveillance and controls as part of a special security campaign, involving police patrols, 12 helicopters, 39 drones and more than 1,200 radars

The Spanish Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) will increase surveillance and controls on the country’s roads this weekend as part of a special safety campaign, involving patrols, helicopters and drones, as motorists are expected to make some 19.5 million trips.

From this Friday, December 31 and until Sunday, January 2, 2022, the second phase of the department’s special operation during the end of the year celebrations will be put in place which will include a series of regulatory and management measures. and traffic monitoring at a national level.

In addition to a strong presence of Guardia Civil traffic officers, the operation will include speed cameras (780 fixed and 545 mobile) as well as 12 helicopters, 39 drones and 216 cameras and 15 unmarked vans to control the use of vehicles. cell phones and seat belts. .

DGT recommends avoiding the busiest periods for travel and recommends checking road conditions via its Twitter accounts @informacionDGT and @DGTes, following news bulletins on radio and television, as well as check the conditions via telephone number 011.