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Traffic expects more than one and a half million trips in Galicia this Holy Week

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Traffic expects more than one and a half million trips in Galicia this Holy Week

The beginning of Holy Week means, like every year, the beginning of the special device that the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) activates for these dates. A planning that It is expected that in the coming days 1.58 million trips will be made in Galicia, of which 484,000 will be in the province of A Coruña; 523,000 in Pontevedra; 253,000 in Lugo and 326,000 in Ourense.

This was stated this Friday by the subdelegate of the Government in A Coruña, María Rivas, who made a call for “prudence” to avoid accidents, and to “responsibility”, both when driving, walking, on a bicycle or on a motorcycle.

“Galicia is a preferred area for travel within Spain,” remarked Rivas, who has warned about the increase in accidents at this time of year.

“At these times it is essential that we take into account the advice and respect all the rules to arrive safe and sound and enjoy a peaceful holiday period,” he stressed, recalling that So far this year, 26 people have lost their lives on Galician roads, ten more than in the same period in 2023..

Rivas has described this figure as “unacceptable”, “which shows the great need to raise awareness among citizens regarding road safety to prevent more accidents on the roads.”

special operation

In this framework, Traffic will implement these different days measures for the organization and regulation of traffic. These include the installation of reversible lanes that facilitate circulation in and out of urban centers, the cessation of works or restrictions on certain freight vehicles, in specific sections and times.

Likewise, the DGT will develop its special operation in two phases: the first from today, Friday, until Sunday, March 24, and the second, from Wednesday, March 27 to April 1.

To carry out this operation, Traffic has speed control radars, helicopters and drones and cameras to control the use of cell phones and seat belts, in addition to reinforcement of the agents.

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