The DGT launches its Easter operation to monitor the roads of Spain

The DGT launches its Easter operation to monitor the roads of Spain. image: civil guard

The Spanish General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) launches its Easter road surveillance operation this Friday, April 8

Easter is fast approaching and many drivers are probably already planning their trips. The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has announced its special operation to monitor the roads of Spain during this holiday period.

It is estimated that 14.5 million trips will be made nationwide between April 8 and April 18. This is only 2.1% less than in 2019.

The DGT will begin its Easter holiday surveillance operation at 3 p.m. on Friday April 8. It will end on Monday 18, at 11:59 p.m. This deployment will include helicopters, drones, seatbelt monitoring cameras and radars, among others.

At the top of the list, Guardia Civil traffic officers will inevitably watch for speeding. To contribute to this, the DGT will have approximately 3,000 speed cameras located on the country’s roads. Of this total, 1,887 are fixed, 545 mobile, 92 section, and the new velolaser, also known as invisible speed cameras. Fines for speeding over Easter could reach €600.

A map showing the exact location of its fixed speed cameras on Spanish road networks is made public to drivers and posted on the DGT website. Drivers using apps to check traffic are also not illegal, but be aware that holding the mobile device in your hand can now result in a fine.

However, what is not legal is having radar detectors installed in the car. Even more illegal are signal suppressors which have the ability to override the speedometer so that a radar will not register vehicle speed. This offense is very serious and punishable by fines of up to €6,000.

Of utmost importance on the Easter roads is the need to be aware of the new traffic laws that came into force this March 21, to avoid any unnecessary fines that can ruin your holiday, as reported by elespanol.com.

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