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This bridge the DGT foresees more than 7 million journeys by road, 2.19% more than in 2021

The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) foresees more than 7 million trips by road during this bridge, 2.19 percent more than in the previous year. The DGT has unmarked vehicles and motorcycles that will circulate on all kinds of roads in order to monitor any infraction.

Civil Traffic Guards, hiding their overalls, put on their biker jackets, put on their gloves and hit the road looking for offenders. They get into the circulation and make a conduction observing everything perfectly. “It is a possibility to carry out surveillance in those places where motorcyclists believe they have gone unpunished,” says Héctor Teixeira of the Civil Traffic Guard of A Coruña. He refers to this as hunting down those who make a circuit out of the road, putting their own lives and the lives of others at risk… His presence is a novelty this summer and he intends to lower the fatal statistics.” “Every motorcycle accident results in a serious injury or death,” he continues.

There are drivers who think that it is only to collect money, but from Traffic they affirm that fines are the only way that some have to learn and respect the rules.

special operation

The operation starting on August 15 will last until 00:00 next Monday. The General Directorate of Traffic has launched this special operation in order to cover the 7,070,000 movements planned for these days, which is 2.19 percent more than the actual data for 2021.

The Extremaduran radar that fines the most is in Zafra and imposes a sanction every 27 minutes

This long weekend, thanks to the celebration on Monday of the national holiday of August 15, the departure and return trips for the change of fortnight of the August vacation month will be joined by the short-haul trips that take place to places where popular festivities are held as well as those held in coastal towns and beaches or second home areas as they are a few days of leisure and weekend rest within the typical holiday month of August.

controls

For this reason, during these days Tráfico has established a series of measures to regulate, organize and monitor traffic in order to provide security coverage for the millions of short- and long-distance trips planned.

To provide coverage for this operation, Traffic has the “maximum availability” of its resources, both human (agents from the Civil Guard Traffic Group, civil servants from the 7 Traffic Management Centers, helicopter patrols and personnel in charge of maintenance of equipment and the installation of road measures, in addition to emergency services personnel) as well as materials (780 fixed speed control radars, of which 92 are sectional, 545 mobile radars that can be carried on board vehicles of the ATGC, 12 helicopters and 39 drones, 23 of them with reporting capacity, in addition to 245 cameras and 15 camouflaged vans to control the use of mobile phones and seat belts.

This operation also coincides with the special alcohol and drug surveillance and control campaign that both the agents of the Civil Guard Traffic Association and the local police that have joined it have been carrying out since the past. Monday and until Sunday the 14th, both on roads and in urban centers with the aim of raising awareness about the risk posed by the sum of alcohol and/or drug consumption and driving.

circulation forecasts

The traffic forecasts prepared by Tráfico contemplate that the greatest increase in vehicles will take place on Friday afternoon, mainly between 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., which will cause high intensities and traffic problems at the exits of large cities, as well as in the main communication routes of access to the tourist areas of the coast, second residence and populations in parties.

In addition, on Saturday morning (from 09:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) heavy traffic will continue out of urban centers, as well as in destination areas late in the morning, which will be added to the usual short-distance access to beaches and for the festivities in numerous towns throughout the national geography.

With regard to the return, the moments of greatest circulatory intensity will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Monday, at which time, according to the DGT, problems may arise in the main road communication axes that channel the entire movement of return from the tourist areas of the coast, rest and second homes towards the accesses of the large urban centers.

To favor circulation in the most conflictive areas, Traffic will install reversible and additional lanes with cones in the hours of greatest traffic flow and alternative itineraries will be established.

Likewise, works on the highways will be paralyzed, the holding of sporting events and other events that involve the occupation of the road will be limited and the circulation of trucks in general and those that transport certain merchandise will be restricted in certain sections, dates and hours.


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