One of the major concerns of road safety is Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) However, it is everyone’s job to follow the rules on the road. Last year there was a 5% increase in accidents in Spain compared to the previous year and the traffic agency has gone serious in trying to reduce the number of accidents on the roads. New traffic law which comes into force in 2023 Considers imposing higher fines for those not following the rules.
Drivers must comply with a series of obligations when operating a vehicle. According to DGT data, a A large number of accidents occur due to the poor condition of the vehicle And that’s why they remember the need to carry all the elements correctly, be it lights, tires, brakes, etc. The Technical Inspection of Vehicles (ITV) has also been tightening its measures over the years and has become stricter when it comes to going ahead.
But along with the elements of the vehicle, we must also add the need for drivers to obey traffic laws. He Speeding is one of the main reasons for accidents, Because of this, the rule of running more than 20 kilometers per hour to overtake another vehicle on conventional roads has been abolished. The DGT also wanted to remind that carrying a range of elements on the road is prohibited.
500 Euro fine from DGT for this item
traffic authority reminds The use of radar detectors in vehicles is prohibited, These elements use a real-time detection system that makes it possible to detect the presence of a radar, whether it is stationary, mobile or sectioned, so that drivers can stop before they arrive at the right time.
It is illegal to use this type of equipment and Violation entails a fine of 500 euros and a deduction of three points from the card, dgt Remember that it is already a violation by the mere fact of being in the vehicle, even if it is not working, so it is best to get rid of it. Radars are installed to catch and control vehicles that do not follow the speed rules.
Despite warnings from the traffic agency, drivers are still unaware of the importance of obeying the speed limit on all roads in Spain. There are three types of radars: Mobile, Fixed and Stretch, Of course, the latter are the most effective when it comes to controlling the drivers speed.