Speeding is one of the main causes of traffic accidents and has also been one of the first aspects to take into account when approving modifications to the Driving Regulations and the Traffic Law. Lowering speed limits, for example, in the city can achieve a positive impact on accident figures decreasing the number of incidents.
During the months when mobility was limited, the DGT recorded a 40% increase in speeding and in the special campaign carried out in July, almost 30,000 drivers were reported for this offense.
Of these sanctions, 61% took place on crossings and conventional routes. Those sections of conventional highway that cross a town or city area are called crossing. The maximum permitted speed at which you can drive on these roads is 50 kilometers per hour, since it is equal to city speed, and it is necessary to take extreme precautions against the possibility of crossing a pedestrian.
Up to 600 euros fine
The fine for driving above the maximum speed allowed It is between 100 and 600 euros, up to 6 points of the card and depending on the excess, a crime against road safety can be incurred, leading to imprisonment. The average was 21 kilometers per hour among sanctioned drivers on this type of road.
But nevertheless, and according to the Penal Code, “Anyone who drives a motor vehicle or a moped at a speed greater than 60 km / h on urban roads or 80 km / h on interurban roads than that permitted by law, will be punished with a prison sentence of 3 to 6 months. “
The crossings are considered urban roads, since they pass by town and have the speed limit of the cityTherefore, not braking and continuing to drive as if it were a highway would only be 10 kilometers from the limit to be considered a crime. Better to take your foot off the gas.