The Dirección General de Tráfico (Traffic Department) requested permission from the Ministerio de Fomento to set up two more speed traps near the city of Granada.
One of them will be on the A-44 and the other A-395. The Ministry, not one to pass up on a bob or two, gave them the go-ahead.
However, that’s just the beginning of the bureaucratic barn dance that will have to be performed before the blighters can be placed and taking snap shots of your surprised face as you speed gleefully past.
So, where exactly? Well the A-44 one will be at kilometre point 131.7, which is more or less in front of the Nevada shopping centre. In other words, where the A-44 links up with the Carretera de Sierra Nevada. So, we know where it will be, but we won’t know for the moment, which way it will be facing.
It is no coincidence that this speed camera will be operative on a stretch of autovía that previously had a 100-kph speed limit that has dropped to 90 kph.
Likewise the A-395 will be on a stretch where the speed limit has dropped. We’re talking about the entrance to the Serrallo Tunnel heading in the Sierra Nevada direction. Here the speed limit was previous 80 but is now only 60 kph.
Anyway, as said above, it will be a while yet before they are up and running but when they are, our province will be blessed with a total of 16 static, speed traps.
We leave you with the reminder that on the Granada bypass where you had to reduce to 100, you now can only do 90. The Policía Local – always helpful chaps – have offered to lend the Junta and Central Government their mobile speed cameras to ‘work’ the autovía there.
(News: Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)