Category: Transport

CYCLE HELMET CRITICISM OPENED TO DEBATE

Having recently announced a shakeup in traffic laws, the DGT are still consulting as to the viability of forcing cyclists to wear crash helmets in cities.
The UPyD political group has filed a notion urging the government to make legislative changes to…

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SAFER ROADS FOR BIKERS

It is inevitable that a Capital city would lead the way in futuristic developments, and this time it is one of benefit wherever the initiative may have begun, but particularly in places of higher concentrations of traffic, so Madrid will be the first S…

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CAR SALES CRACK DOWN CALLS

The FAUTCOVA auto trader´s association of the Valencia region have called for “urgent action” to eradicate the illegal sale of cars in the street, a practice that, according to the federation, “creates unfair competition for som…

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ROAD SAFETY OPEN TO DEBATE

Having recently announced a shakeup in traffic laws, the DGT are still consulting as to the viability of adjusting speed limits on urban roads, whilst facing continuing criticism over plans to force cyclists to wear crash helmets.
An awareness campaig…

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LÃ�NEA DIRECTA REPORTS ON NEW LEGISLATION FOR …

On March 4th this year, new legislation governing the payment of fines for traffic offences was introduced in Spain. According to the new law, drafted and passed by the Spanish Directorate-General of Traffic (Dirección General de Tráfico)…

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USE THE GREEN CROSS CODE

The Spanish motoring association, RACE, along with tyre manufacturer Goodyear, have issued a report which states that more than 10,000 pedestrians are hit by road vehicles each year in Spain, but there is not enough attention given to pedestrian awaren…

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DGT WARN OF BUSY ROADS UNTIL WEEKEND

Busy roads expected

The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) has launched a special operation surrounding the 1st of May holiday, during which there will be increased daily movement with six million vehicles taking to the roads, mainly from Madrid, where the 2nd of May is also a holiday.

The operation starts in the early hours of Tuesday and will end at midnight on Sunday 5 the 5th, with traffic congestion especially in the central and coastal destinations and second homes.

In addition to the Community of Madrid, celebrating his feast day of the 2nd, the operation will pay attention to the province of Cádiz, in which Jerez will play host to the Spain Grand Prix Championship. For this reason, there will also be special attention given to monitoring motorbikes.

As reported by the DGT, of the six million trips, 1.6 will occur in the center, which will be 35%busier than normal days without the festivals.

Major complications are expected on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, especially on routes from Madrid bound for the coast and mountain areas.

Already on Thursday, only a holiday in the Madrid region, the displacements are to areas near the capital, while on Friday, weekday throughout Spain, will be the usual movements of the weekend, with special attention to motorists heading to Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz).

As a result, from today until next Sunday, the DGT has launched a special campaign of surveillance and control of motorcycles to reduce fatal accidents in this type of vehicle in which the possibility of death is 17 times greater than by car.

The “return” operation will run from Saturday afternoon until midnight Sunday in the Madrid direction, which may cause delays and jams of those who have enjoyed five days off with drivers who have only enjoyed the weekend.

To facilitate travel and relieve traffic, contraflow lanes will be installed additionally in certain sections, some roadworks will be suspended and vehicles carrying dangerous goods will be stopped.

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WELCOME TO SAN JAVIER

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft, carrying 189 passengers, landed at Murcia San Javier airport on Monday, to be met by an arch of water from two airport fire engines.
However, the greeting from the emergency services was not as a result of an incident, othe…

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