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Portable radar: the latest technology to control the speed of drivers in Spain

Professional and private drivers who regularly travel several kilometers with their vehicles usually have all kinds of radars identified with them by the Directorate of General Traffic (DGT) and its similarly named body in Catalonia and the Basque Country. Control the speed on the roads. In the previous information published in Movio, we described the 9 types of speedometers that are precisely intended to contribute to road safety in Spain.

In this information we gathered the existence of fixed, mobile and section radars, which are most common, along with other gadgets, which are responsible for traffic, not only to control the speed of motorists but also the use of seat belts. And that driver should not run a red light.

Control Operations Took Place In Malaga On 5 And 6 August

Control operations took place in Malaga on 5 and 6 August

YouTube / Malaga Local Police

Within this family of radars, portable radars should be added. It is a device that, as its name suggests, is mobile and easy to transport. It is used by the Malaga local police to control the speed of jet skis and pleasure boats and stands out for its simple handling. It doesn’t need to be anchored anywhere. It is enough to hold it with your hand to measure the speed of ships.

Agents of the local police of Málaga, in coordination with the Maritime Service of the Civil Guard and the Marine Captaincy of Málaga, have launched this pioneering device in Spain to control slippages and obstructions of jet skis and pleasure boats. The initiative began last weekend (Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6), with specific controls from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the aim of “protecting the integrity of users and bathers themselves”. Police Malasitana Local in an informational note.

The initiative aims to protect the integrity of the users and the bathers themselves

A total of 18 complaints were received in the first two days of containment, out of which five were for over speed on reaching or exiting the sea through sea channels. In this area shared with swimmers, the maximum authorized speed is 3 knots (equivalent to 5 km/h). Malaga’s local police, however, highlight that the rest of the controlled boats—12 in particular—sailed within the authorized speed limit.

An Agent Of The Malaga Local Police Conducts A Breathalyzer Test On The Driver Of A Jet Ski

An agent of the Malaga local police conducts a breathalyzer test on the driver of a jet ski

YouTube / Malaga Local Police

Similarly, police officers conducted random blood alcohol tests on the crew of jet skis and other types of boats. Five tests conducted gave negative results.

Five breath analyzer tests carried out on the stewards of the boats gave negative results

However, in addition to the above speeding violations, the agents also condemned other drivers who were not wearing compulsorily approved life jackets or for carrying out activities that are not permitted. Nor did those who did not have documents or had expired and refused to cooperate with the inspection work being carried out by the agent, escaped acceptance.

The local police of Malaga has deployed plain clothes and uniformed agents on the ground regarding the operation. The former are responsible for identifying and notifying their uniformed colleagues of yachts and jet skis that violate the rules. The latter are the ones that measure speed with portable radar and subsequently identify offending users

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