ELEVEN of the 17 people who died in traffic accidents in Almeria last year, were driving on secondary roads. With this in mind, the General Traffic Directorate (DGT) is stepping up vigilance at 30 Almeria black spots. “These locations were chosen after analysing serious accidents involving loss of life or injuries requiring hospital treatment,” a DGT spokesman said.
Although generally emptier than dual carriageway main roads or motorways, secondary roads have a higher accident rate nationwide and also in Almeria province. Of the 490 accidents registered in the province between January and December last year, 385 occurred on a secondary road.
Measures include camouflaged Guardia Civil vehicles and mobile speed traps that will be moved intermittently on these sections of road but not motorways.