Trafico have rushed to repair many damaged radar speed traps in time for the annual blitz on speeding, which began yesterday.
The news came in reply to a parliamentary question as to the readiness of the system as ‘Operation August 1’ rolls out during one of the busiest periods on Spain’s roads with huge numbers taking to the roads.
In fact, Trafico predict there will be 2.7 million cars heading for holiday destinations between 3pm Tuesday and midnight tonight.
According to Trafico there will be 850 radar speed traps in operation across the country by today
The Director General of Trafico, Maria Segui, acknowledged last April that many of the radars were out of service either through lack of maintenance or because they were damaged.
The Canary Islands have one of the lowest numbers of radar speed traps in Spain, with just 4.03 per 1,000 km of road, compared to Catalonia with more than 18 per 1,000 km.
In absolute numbers, and contrary to urban myth, Canary Islands’ law-enforcement has just 18 radar traps available to them across the entire archipelago. Knowing where they are is, of course, another matter.