Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Civil Guard reveals the exact speed of the radar in Spain

How fast do radars jump? This is a question that more than one person has asked themselves while driving on the brink of the speed limit. Although there has always been a lot of speculation about the margin of error that the DGT should apply and about the actual speed at which the car is traveling compared to the speedometer needle mark, The Civil Guard has given the exact answer by giving the exact percentage.

According to information made public by Benamerita, if the speed limit is less than 100 kmph, the radar jumps 7 kmph more than is allowed. This means that if the limit is 30, it jumps to 37; And that if from 90 to 97.

This rule is broken when the maximum speed allowed exceeds 100 kmph, to which 7% will be added. This margin only applies to limits of 120 kilometers per hour, which is the highest limit on Spanish roads. The speedometer here shoots out at 128 kmph.

The most congested radar in Asturias “hunts” for 62 vehicles a day

The most “malton” radars in Asturias are still on the Cantabrian Highway (A-8), specifically at kilometer 371.2, on the link with Arros, Quintes and Quintuelles, In the limits of the councils of Gijón and Villaviciosa. A total of 22,697 fines had been imposed at this point during 2022, at a rate of 62 per day. 5,000 fewer fines than in 2021, which saw a total of 27,812 offenders apprehended at this point, at a rate of 76 per day, According to the Associated European Motorists (AEA), it ranks 25th in the country in terms of number of restrictions. In 2019, a year before the pandemic, this radar was installed 26,039 fines at the rate of 71 per day,

Of the more than 1,000 radars installed on Spanish highways, only 50 collected 28 percent of the fines, the most active being located at kilometer 74.7 of the A-381, at the tunnel exit. Los Barrios (Cádiz).

DGT’s radars prepared during the year 2022 3,704,675 complaints for speed. According to a study conducted by the Organization to Protect Drivers, this represents an increase of 21.2 percent over the same period last year (3,056,437). AEA, Which attributes this fact to the activation of the new radar.

by autonomous communities, reported by AEA Highlights where the most active radars are located AndalusiaWith 953,422 complaints filed and 25.7 per cent of the total complaints; In Valencian Community, with 447,470 (12 percent) and Castilla y León, with 427,448 (11.5 percent). In contrast, radar located Rioja (39,757), Navarre (83,231) and Asturias (83,993) reported the fewest complaints.

AEA Draws attention to the fact that some radars have increased their activity rapidly. Thus, for example, radar located in 37 kilometer of A-381, (Autovia Jerez-Los Barrios) in the municipality of Alcalá de los Gazules (Cádiz), has increased from 17,666 complaints in 2021 to 68,321 in 2022. 53 km of the M-40 in Madrid and in the Kilometer 42.2 of GC-1 in Las Palmas de Gran Canariahave experienced significant growth of over 200 percent and 100 percent, respectively.

In view of the significant number of complaints, mostly on highways and highways, and not secondary roads where 70 per cent of accidents with victims occur, AEA President, mario arnoldobelieves “DGT should reconsider its radar policy, as the objective of avoiding speeding or accidents is not being achieved, radars have been turned into mere collection devices.”

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