Each year the DGT imposes fines 2.2 million and more than half, are for speeding. fixed and mobile radars stretch, helicopter, to about 850 between ones and others speed control devices comprise the available fleet Traffic. It is therefore interesting to know where they are, how much margin you grant us and how to recognize them.
1. Where are you located radars?
The Traffic Department Announces its fixed position radar installed on roads regularly on its website. The mobile radars, in principle, are not announced although a year ago, Traffic publishes the 1,500 sections of roads which they are subject to special supervision where it is possible to find a radar. Sometimes they are small sections but other times are very long sections. As we told the own director of Traffic, María Seguí, just over a year at the time of implementing this policy, you will not find in a ditch, or hidden, and will be announced "whenever possible", with corresponding signaling. These types of controls are short, "educational" as defined from the DGT itself, so drivers do not learn where they are.
Here you will find where radars highways and secondary roads are and conventional sections with particular vigilance in this regard.
All radars national highways
All mobile radars secondary roads
mobile radar upgrade roads
2. What are the radars margin?
Once known radar position, the question is, How much I can not ticketed happen for me? What is the margin of each radar? It depends on the type of radar and maximum speed. Current legislation states that the maximum error of fixed radars is of 5 km per hour it is in lower measurements at 100 km / h and 5 percent higher measurements at that speed. And the margin of mobile radars is de7 mph below the speed and 7 percent from this speed. In the case of radar section, the law states that the maximum margin of error is 5 percent, while in the case of Pegasus helicopter radars, the error is 10 percent, because their way of measuring vehicles is more complex.
However, from a year ago, the DGT sets the "margin of 7" in all their radars. That is, given the maximum margin, at least in the rate at which jumps radar, activation. 7 kilometers per hour measurements below 100 kilometers per hour and 7 percent above. Now do not trust because from then how it applies the margin it is controversial because it concedes nothing, something many judgments have shown. But hey !, this only applies DGT or Transit of Catalonia and the Basque Country Traffic grant this range: theirs is much more meager and stick to the minimum measuring device.
3. What about the radar Pegasus helicopter where he is?
But if there is an effective radar, that's the radar DGT helicopter Pegasus. Three years have met these days since the first unit was put in place, currently the DGT has 8 helicopters with radar Pegasus. And soon it will incorporate two more. Each Traffic Management Center has one (La Coruna, Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid and Zaragoza). Not all helicopters, 12 available to the DGT, have the radar Pegasus, but will soon be well.
He Pegasus is the most effective radar available to the DGT, ie the relationship between monitored and is the largest ticketed vehicles. While a normal fixed radar has a effectiveness 3 to 5 percent, the Pegasus is a 24 percent. That is one out of four monitored vehicles are fined. While we must keep in mind that the board monitoring of these devices is very selective and pilot and camera operator are fixed on vehicles that clearly discuss too much more clearly. The average for circulating the Pegasus fined for cars was 28 km / h on motorways and 30 in the limited over 100. How to know if the DGT helicopter watching over you have or roads Pegasus is not the radar look out if wearing the white box on its side.
4. What about undetectable or invisible radar?
Another radars which makes DGT August is undetectable or invisible radar, the nickname which is known to Multaradar C. There is a laser radar, is the most advanced cinemómetro waves of traffic available. And in Autopista we had the chance to see it in action a few months ago. It is called undetectable by their appearance and operating mode. Able to operate in stationary and moving, installed in a car or a cab, You can measure up to 6 lanes simultaneously. It does not have the classic outdoor antenna cone-shaped, so if installed in a car will be more difficult to recognize. Undetectable the nickname comes to him in part by its mode of operation in a very high frequency, so that at least for now detectors are not able to find out.
5. Where are the radars stretch?
If we talk about efficiency stretch radars are, after Pegasus, the most effective. Despite being announced in recent years they are among the most Multan. You will find them especially on motorways but in recent months DGT has begun to install in back roads.
Why we fall into them? Since little visible signals to a lower speed limit of the road to the generic where they are installed or lack of constancy motorist to maintain speed, the fact is that fines are many.
And if you have put the speeding ticket, remember that in your report always has to appear the maximum speed of the track, the speed measured by radar and the measured speed corrected depending on the margin of error. Be clear what your rights are: to finish we leave the roadmap to appeal against a speeding ticket.