More mobile speed cameras to be deployed to catch speeding drivers in Spain
The seventy new mobile speed cameras purchased by the Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT) in Spain, will soon be deployed throughout the country by Guardia Civil Traffic units, which can be used from either inside a vehicle or camouflaged on the side of the road.
A Ministry del Interior statement said that “speed is one of the biggest causes of road accidents in Spain, with the worst injuries and highest number of deaths.”
It went on to say the new mobile radar units are: "small, compact, high-performance, and easy to use by Guardia Civil Traffic officers, whether they are patrolling by car or motorbike”.
There are more than 2,000 fixed speed cameras throughout Spain, (excluding figures from Catalonia and the Basque Country), however, the number is unevenly distributed.
Madrid is the province with the highest number of radar devices, followed by Seville, the Balearic Islands, and Alicante, while Soria, Avila, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife have the fewest.