Speed limits to go down

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that we like to share stories about the roads in Spain. Most recently some strange Spanish road stories. Now we hear that there is to be another change to driving in Spain. So if you are over there on holiday later this year, make sure to brush up on your driving rules!

New speed limits on all Spanish roads are expected to be in force by the end of the summer, announces the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT).

According to its leader, María Seguí, certain town roads will see their limits reduced from the standard 50 kilometres per hour to 30 or even 20, meaning first gear only for most cars.

And speed limits on all secondary roads will reduce to 90 kilometres per hour, as opposed to 100 as many currently stand at.

Seguí says this is because a quarter of all fatalities in road accidents happen in towns, and involve pedestrians and cyclists more than drivers or passengers.

Certain stretches of the motorways will increase to 130 kilometres per hour, provided they meet specific requirements relating to road and weather conditions.

Limits of 30 kilometres per hour will apply to single-carriageway town roads, and 20 kilometres per hour to those with no cycle lanes or where there are high numbers of pedestrians.

Source: http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/24487/major-speed-limit-reduction-on-all-roads-except-motorways-after-the-summer