The DGT forecasts 4.5 million trips by road for the first operation out of the summer. To control a movement of this magnitude, a security device has been deployed that will remain active between July 1 and 3. However, he warns that the number of movements expected throughout the month is 44 million.
In addition to active surveillance on the roads with cameras, drones and helicopters, the body led by Pere Navarro has a network of more than 2,000 fixed, mobile and section speed cameras distributed throughout Spain that allow you to control speeding.
Madrid is the province with the most radars in Spain
According to updated data in May 2022, the DGT radar network has 514 fixed radars, 1,325 mobile radars and 92 section radars distributed evenly throughout the Spanish geography.
With a high traffic density, Madrid accumulates almost 4% of this entire system and stands out for having the highest percentage of fixed radars (6.8% of the total). To these 46 detectors, another 28 mobile and four section detectors are added, located at kilometer 57 of the A-4, at 49 of the AP-6 and at kilometer points 318 and 330 of the N-320. Seville and Valencia are the next provinces in number of radars, with another 3% of the total each.
Regarding the number of mobile radars, Palencia and Ciudad Real stand out. Each of these communities has 41 sections for the placement of this type of speedometers that are installed in camouflaged cars or officers of the Civil Guard.
590 km of section radars
With a little more reliability than fixed speed cameras, the DGT surveillance network has 92 section radars that control around 600 kilometers of Spanish roads. Though Las Palmas is the province with the most stretches road monitored by this type of meters (14), which find the average speed of the vehicle in its journey between two points, Palencia is the region where this technology reaches the greatest extent.
Total, 142 kilometers of the Palencia road network are controlled by section radars and, in this province, there are the four receivers that monitor the most kilometers. The longest in all of Spain is at km 35 of the CL-6154 and stretches for almost 33 kilometers. The following longest section radars are also located in Palencia: one of 23 kilometers also in the CL-615 and two of 17 kilometers in the CL-613.
To find another section radar of a similar magnitude to those of Palencia, you have to travel to the province of Albacetewhere the one installed in the kilometer 486 of the N-430with 16.4 kilometers.
Measures to facilitate road mobility
Beyond the radars installed on the roads of Spain, which can be consulted in the search engine of this news, the DGT takes other measures to facilitate the mobility of vehicles in its special operations. The installation of reversible and additional rails with cones at times of greatest circulatory influx, the establishment and signaling of alternative itineraries or the use of messages on illuminated panels are some of them.
Other notable actions consist of stop the works that affect the roadways on all roads to minimize the effect on traffic, limit the holding of sporting events and restrict the circulation of trucks. Likewise, any incident on the road will be promptly reported through radio stations, on social networks and on the 011 telephone number.