Monday 23rd January 2023
The Policía Local in Xàbia stopped a driver who was travelling at 121 kilometres per hour on a road where the speed limit is 50 km/h. The driver was recorded doing the speed by the radar used by the local police force in its surveillance and prevention work to ensure raod safety in the municipality.
The vehicle was stopped by a control patrol vehicle and the driver was arrested and charged for allegedly committing a crime against road safety when driving on an urban road exceeded the maximum limit by 60 km/h.
The police are taking the opportunity to remind drivers of the importance of the speed limits as well as adapting their driving to the circumstances of the environment. Excessive speed is one of the main road safety problems in the country and is the cause of thousands of road accidents on urban and interurban roads.
Since May 2021, three speed limits exist on urban roads:
– 20 km/h on roads with a single roadway and raised pavement.
– 30 km/h on single lane roads in each direction of travel
– 50 km/h on roads with two or more lanes in each direction of travel