On Friday 23 December, from three o’clock in the afternoon, the General Directorate of Traffic will start the
special device regulation, management and oversight of the 18.2 million road trips planned to coincide with the Christmas holiday ending on Sunday, January 8, 2023.
The operation takes place in three phases coinciding with major holidays (Christmas, New Year and Epiphany), two of which coincide with weekends this year. The purpose of the device prepared by the DGT is that “people
to go reach their destination and return without incident.”
Many of the trips, both long and short, go to second homes, mountain areas for winter sports, winter and Christmas tourist areas, as well as commercial areas.
The first stage of the special device will turn
from Friday 23 to Monday 26 December in the communities of Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Balearic Islands, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra and La Rioja as it is a public holiday on Monday 26. In the autonomy that not move the holiday to Monday, the device will stop on Sunday 25. For this first period, 4.4 million journeys are planned.
The second stage, which coincides with the celebration of New Year’s Eve, will include
from Friday 30 December to Sunday 1 Januaryexcept in the municipalities of Andalusia, Aragón, Asturias, Castilla y León and Murcia, where it lasts until Monday, January 2, as it is a public holiday in said municipalities.
The third phase, for the feast of the Three Kings, has been established
between Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 Januarymoment when the special Christmas decoration is closed.
As explained by this organization, the DGT has the maximum availability of human resources (agents of the Traffic Group of the Guardia Civil, officials of the Traffic Centers,
Helicopter patrols and personnel responsible for the maintenance of the equipment and the installation of measures on the road) who will be responsible, among other things, for facilitating the mobility and flow of traffic and ensuring their traffic safety on the road.
It also aims to maintain proper road safety conditions for all types of vehicles on roads with sections or areas affected by
Unfavorable weather conditions such as snow, ice, fog, rain and wind.
The operation also envisages providing assistance to users in the event of an incident or unforeseen event that may occur during the journey and verifying the correct behavior of road users with the human and technical resources available to the agency:
780 fixed speed cameras (of which 92 sections) and 545 speed control mobiles, in addition to the 13 helicopters,
39 drones, 245 cameras and 15 camouflaged vans to monitor cell phone and seat belt use.
The DGT undertakes to transmit timely information about any incident on the road through traffic bulletins on various radio and television stations, on the website www.dgt.es, through their accounts on social networks such as
Twitterand on the phone 011.
The complete device Traffic recommendations can be consulted on the DGT website, a document where traffic forecasts, the most adverse travel times, historical maps, road safety advice and standards, traffic regulation and management measures, as well as the traffic operation by autonomous communities can be found .
Source: La Verdad
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