THE Spanish Traffic Authority, DGT, has announced four new speed trap areas for Spanish motorways to be put into operation later this year. One of these will be in
There is no confirmed formal date for the start of the operation, nor for the location of the other three sites but it is understood they will be on the AP-66 in Barrios de Luna, in León, the M-40 in
The speed traps are known as ‘radar de tramo’, and use infra red beams bouncing back off oncoming cars to calculate their speed.
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The actual working of speed cameras has been shown to be of little effect. Experts say it is the actual psychological impression that counts. As evidenced by driving patterns in
The cause of the slowing down of traffic had nothing to do with driver awareness of safety in the tunnel’s enclosed space, but rather their awareness and reticence of potential speed fines if snapped speeding. It is the prospect of being caught offending that is the deterrent.
“A camera box that has no camera is totally effective if it achieves casualty reduction with no prosecution” said Peter Rodger, Chief Examiner of the