The new mini-radar.

16-04-2018DGT - Traffic Directorate

The Guardia Civil's traffic police are to get mini-radars for detecting speeding. The first three of these devices will be available by the end of the month: one apiece for Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza. Others will follow, and Tráfico intends using them for secondary roads, especially for ones in the Tramuntana Mountains.

The mini-radars, which are so small that drivers will be unlikely to be aware of them, can be mounted on tripods and fitted to guard rails or placed in wooded areas. They can be controlled by 4G from a distance of several kilometres through the use of mobile technology, i.e. tablets. Using wifi, the distance is only short, but with 3G or 4G there are no limits.

Known as Velolaser, they will be added to existing devices for speed control, such as the fixed cameras. Speeds are detected by Lidar laser sensors, and the devices can record speeds up to 250kph.

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Steve Riches / Hace about 1 year

Without a doubt there are more cyclists seriously breaking the speed limits downhill than there are motorists in any direction.


TC / Hace about 1 year

Will they prosecute cyclists who break the speed limits too? It happens often especially descending the mountains and on the wrong side of the carriageway too. The 20kph limit along Plaja de Palma often is ignored too taxis, cyclists and electric scooters too! ...... If the new cam can be left and operated from a distance, won't be long before it's pinched and destroyed


Willky 23 / Hace about 1 year

My Taxi driver from Calvia to the Airport last month was tailgating the car in front, then changed lanes cutting in front of a lorry, the lorry blasts his horn, taxi driver looks in mirrow then when he looked forward had to slam on brakes to avoid hitting car in front. Very scary, not even an apology to his customers, and more worrying did not even change his style of driving for the rest if the journey. It's just the norm. 20 above limit or tailgating or both.


Richard / Hace about 1 year

Tailgating not speeding is the number 1 cause of accidents here, particularly on the Via Cintura. Until laws are changed and dashcam footage is admissible in court, people willl continue to die and commuters forced to endure more misery on the main roads. I loathe and detest tailgaters...