THE much publicized speed trap on the A-7 tunnel in Torrox is now in operation.
Drivers snapped travelling at more than 100kph face fines of up to €600, and could have as many as six points taken from their driving license depending on their speed.
The speed cameras measure the average speed in the tunnel, registering the vehicles’ number plates, when they enter and exit the tunnel.
It is the second of its kind in Spain, with another on the AP-6 in Guadarrama Madrid, and was due to start catching speeding drivers on February 1, although this was later postponed.
During the trial period in January while speed limits were being changed, more than 1,800 drivers in Torrox were caught going over the speed limit.
This equates to 1.8 per cent of all the vehicles controlled during that period.
The Traffic Department, DGT, has sent letters to the drivers who were ‘caught’ informing them that they were speeding.
By Jennifer Leighfield