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Buckling up is Not a Thing of the Past

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The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) is launching a new media outreach campaign on the importance of wearing seat belts, at a time when indicators are showing less use. In 2020, with data on accidents that occurred on interurban roads within 24 hours, the percentage of deaths in passenger cars and vans that did not …

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Electric Scooters continue to cause conflict amongst pedestrians

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The fit of electric scooters in the urban fabric continues to constitute a conflict amongst pedestrian and road users, with the increasing presence of...

DGT introduces new legislation for electric scooters

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While there are an estimated 100,000 personal mobility devices in use here in Spain, many of them the fairly recent mania of electric bikes...

A Puzzled Driver

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The DGT has published a video recorded by one of the Pegasus equipped helicopters, which shows a driver concentrating less on the road, and more on the puzzling dilemma in his hands. In the footage we see that the driver has taken both hands off the steering wheel in order to manipulate a Rubik’s Cube. …

A Puzzled Driver

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The DGT has published a video recorded by one of the Pegasus equipped helicopters, which shows a driver concentrating less on the road, and more on the puzzling dilemma in his hands. In the footage we see that the driver has taken both hands off the steering wheel in order to manipulate a Rubik’s Cube. …

Happy Birthday DGT

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT), Spanish postal company Correos has released a commemorative postage stamp. The stamp, which was presented this week to the Director General of Traffic, Pere Navarro by the President of Correos, Juan Manuel Serrano, features the DGT logo and is symbolic of the road …

How to Check your Points Online

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The penalty points system in Spain was introduced in July, 2016, not only to penalise poor driving, but also to award those who drive safer. The system is the opposite to that of the UK, in so much as if you commit an offence you will be given points on your licence, in Spain you …

Ten Million Euro for Road Safety

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According to the official state bulletin from the Spanish government, the treasury has authorised the transfer of 10 million euro to the DGT to spend on road safety. The money is going to be invested in updating and replacing some dated elements of road safety, as well as financing more equipment to keep a check …

Europe Approves Speed Limiters

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The European Parliament has approved a proposal that will see speed limiters mandatory for vehicles. As of May 2022, new vehicles manufactured in the European Union, or sold within the territory, must have a speed limiter installed, a measure that will be extended to the rest of the automotive sector in 2024. For many years …