Areas Over Which 39 Drones That DGT Has To Control Traffic Fly

This Monday, a holiday in up to five autonomous communities , the third return operation of the summer campaign of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) ends .

A period in which the institution directed by Pere Navarro is making every effort to reduce road accidents and fatalities. For this reason, the different controls and means that Traffic has at its disposal play a more than important role , where 39 drones spread throughout the Spanish geography stand out.

In recent years, the DGT has evolved along with society. Taking advantage of new technologies , the institution that governs road control and regulations has been adding to its cause different devices that allow greater safety on vehicles and traffic actors.

This is where the up to almost 40 drones that the DGT deploys in each important operation come in , with the aim of recording remotely and having a live situation of constant traffic . Support for the fixed cameras that are distributed on the roads and that also serve to punish the most reckless.

Of course, without the possibility of fines for speeding or other measurable behaviors, since they do not have devices for this, they have to comply with the regulations on this type of apparatus so that they can only fly over certain areas (for example, they cannot be near airports) and at a certain height. In addition, they are directed by expert workers from the Military Emergency Unit (UME) and the Civil Guard.

A fact that allows, in the case of the second body, that they can directly sanction by sending the respective traffic fine. On the other hand, in the case of being directed by the UME, they must previously notify the infraction to the Provincial Headquarters who sends the sanction once it has verified that it is correct.

What Autonomous Communities do drones fly over?
But by fully entering the areas over which they fly, as on other occasions of important campaigns, the DGT has revealed the 39 points to control. Some regions that cover up to 500 kilometers of national highways and that do not leave a single autonomous community (with powers) unguarded.

In this way, with Madrid as the most important nucleus , almost half of the drone fleet (15) flies over the capital. A point that is understood since this is the region where the most important roads in all of Spain start, as well as concentrating the majority of vehicle traffic during the most important dates.

Andalusia is the second autonomous region with the most devices (4), since this is the largest region in Spain and one of the regions with the most traffic, especially in summer. With Seville, Huelva and Córdoba under the supervision of two drones, another two fly over Cádiz and Málaga in search of images in real time.

Non-competition does not allow these aircraft to fly through the Basque Country and Catalonia
After Madrid and Andalusia, the next points with the most drones are the two archipelagos . Both the Balearic and the Canary Islands, six drones monitor all the islands in constant movement (three in the Canary Islands and three in the Balearic Islands) to guarantee that their roads do not have situations that complicate road safety.

Finally, the DGT distributes two drones in the remaining regions, with the exception of the Basque Country and Catalonia, where it does not have sufficient powers to do so.

In this way, there are two devices in Galicia , two in Asturias and two in Cantabria , another two that cover the entire land of Castilla y León , two more for the eastern coast , two in Extremadura and the last two on Aragón and areas of La Rioja . For its part, Castilla-La Mancha hardly has these devices, although there is control over the areas bordering its neighboring regions.

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