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Change in speed of radars in Spain

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The new regulation of the DGT

The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has announced a major change in the speed at which speed cameras fine drivers in Spain. This change, which came into effect this June, has generated anticipation and doubts among drivers.

The new tolerance margins

The DGT has decided to adjust the speed limits at which the radars start issuing fines. Until now, speed cameras had a margin of error that allowed drivers to slightly exceed the speed limit without being penalized. But from now on, that margin will shrink significantly.

To better understand this change, you need to know the so-called ‘rule of 3 and 5’, which establishes the new tolerance margins for radars:

Fixed radars:

– 3 km/h less than 100 km/h

– 3% for more than 100 km/h

Mobile radars:

– 5 km/h for less than 100 km/h

– 5% for more than 100 km/h

This means that on fixed radars, the margin will be 3 km/h for speeds below 100 km/h and 3% for speeds above. For mobile radars, the limit will be reduced from 7 to 5 km/h for speeds below 100 km/h and from 7 to 5% for speeds above.

Impact on drivers

This change means that drivers will have to be more careful with the speed at which they travel. The reduced margin for error means it will be easier to get a speeding ticket.

Fines for speeding range between 100 and 600 euros, depending on the severity of the offence, and you can lose between 2 and 6 points on your license. It is essential to pay attention to traffic signs and respect the established limits.

In addition, the DGT has announced that the number of radars on the roads, both fixed and mobile, will be increased. This means that there will be more control and monitoring, which could result in increased penalties for drivers who do not respect the speed limits.

Improvement of road safety

This adjustment aims to improve road safety and reduce the number of accidents caused by excessive speed. The DGT has highlighted that this measure is part of a wider plan to reduce the number of accidents on Spanish roads.


In summary, the change in the speed at which radars fine drivers is a measure that seeks to improve road safety in Spain. The rule of 3 and 5 establishes new margins of tolerance that drivers must take into account to avoid penalties.

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