Big brother on the roads

The DGT has refused to reveal which roads the new cameras will be installed on, or whether they will be signposted, as fixed speed cameras are

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Cameras aim to catch seatbelt offenders and drivers using mobile phones

 

 

By Nuria Pérez

A TOTAL of 270 cameras are being installed on roads around the country which are specially designed to trap motorists using mobile phones or not wearing seatbelts.

A national traffic department (DGT) spokeswoman told Costa News that the high-resolution cameras can clearly record the face of the driver or passengers and the traffic offence they are committing.

She explained that the devices look like the ones used on motorways for watching and controlling traffic.

However, the traffic authorities refused to reveal which roads the new cameras will be installed on, or whether they will be signposted, as fixed speed cameras are.

The spokeswoman added that most fatal accidents occur on single-carriageway roads, so 60% of the cameras will be placed on these highways and 40% on motorways.

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