Cameras near the Inca motorway exit.

10-06-2016Alejandro Sepulveda

DGT, the Traffic directorate, has installed cameras on motorways (and possibly other roads), which record all number plates, regardless of whether any offence is being committed. Primarily, these cameras are checking for vehicles without insurance or a valid MOT (ITV, to give it the local acronym). The cameras, it is said, are producing a whole load of fines and just as many complaints from motorists.

One of the points where these cameras have been placed is behind a large road sign on the Inca motorway by the exit for Consell and Alaro. The cameras process thousands of number plates and the information system then generates notices of fines.

Motorists have been contacting the Guardia Civil, complaining of what they think is an internet scam, as they are unaware of having committed any infraction. The Guardia says that it is not a measure that it has adopted but one specifically by the DGT.

The cameras on the Inca motorway are, it is understood, not the only ones: there are others that are likewise hidden by road signs on other roads.

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Steve / Hace over 5 years

Thanks for the info. Could we have a map of where the others are please.

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Ron / Hace over 5 years

What a great idea! I have always wondered why a system like this has never been used in UK, where there are so many driving around with no tax, insurance etc. I thought the reason was that the EU laws infringing human rights & civil liberties prevented this, or that they didn't have the technology. So here they have and it's ok. Why does Britain have to obey all the EU rules when other member states do whatever they like? Hopefully after the referendum and UK is out, they will be able to make their own laws. Brexit? Bring it on!!

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Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

Are complainers suggesting that people who drive without an ITV or insurance or tax should continue to do so at the expense of law-abiding motorists?

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Sean Dobson / Hace over 5 years

If you are insured,drive legally and considerately and have a valid ITV,then you have nothing to worry about and should welcome the fact that these cameras are helping to catch those that don't and make the roads a safer place for everyone.

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Mike / Hace over 5 years

Just like the w!!!!nkers in the uk treat the motorist as a cash cow

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