SPAIN – The DGT monitors the way of driving on sections of works. “We do it very badly: 4,000 fines in a week”

The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) watch the way you drive in places where there are construction works.

DGT monitors the way you drive

The first campaign of General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) focuses on the surveillance of sections in interurban road works originated in the last week of October, more than 4,000 drivers were penalized for failing to comply with the regulations.

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73% were speeding on this type of road section, many did not respect the signs. Other drivers received tickets for not wearing seatbelts and others for using their phones while driving.

The National Registry of Victims of Traffic, indicated that in 2021 there were 156 accidents related to maintenance and conservation works.

19 victims were workers walking on the road, seven suffered serious injuries and two died while working.


In the week that the first surveillance and control campaign of the DGT lasted In the sections of works, 4,727 drivers were fined: 3,436 exceeded the maximum speed limits allowed.

Another 242 sanctioned drivers did not respect the signs, vertical signals, road markings, traffic lights, cones or light beacons) and 153 were using the telephone and 140 were not wearing seat belts.

Every year more than 10,000 works generate more than 100,000 traffic incidents: traffic cuts, narrowing of lanes, detours, etc., which must be signalled.

The DGT presented the “connected cones” or smart. within the intelligent transport systems (ITS)they will contact the DGT 3.0 platform and with him National Access Point.

Its function is to notify drivers in real time of their proximity to a section of works.

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