The DGT watches us from the sky to avoid reckless driving. In addition to the traditional helicopters, this summer they have been put into operation
a total of 36 surveillance drones, capable of capturing the most reckless behaviors. All of them work at a height of 120 meters and their propellers allow them to reach 80km / h. They can withstand temperatures between 20 and 45 degrees.
an autonomy of up to 40 minutes, period after which the battery is changed and they can resume flight immediately. Although the range of action of the DGT drones can reach 10 km, currently the Air Media Unit maintains a line of sight in all of them that goes between one and two kilometers.
The commissioning of these aircraft is carried out by
a pilot, who deals with the manipulation of flight controls, and an operator who handles the camera, both functions that can be performed by both camera personnel and
General direction of traffic and by agents of the Civil Guard Traffic Group, after obtaining the required certificate.
The infraction captured by drones
may be notified immediately by an agent of the Civil Guard Traffic Group or be processed later by the competent authorities. All sanctions will have the corresponding frame with the evidence of the offense committed by the driver.
The 39 drones will be distributed throughout the geography, except the Basque Country and Catalonia, communities with the transferred powers.
Every DGT helicopter patrol
based in A Coruña, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Seville, Malaga and Valencia It will have two drones to carry out missions in its local environment and area of influence (neighboring communities). The central base in Madrid will have 15 aircraft that, in addition to flying over the roads of the Community of Madrid and Castilla la Mancha, will provide support to the rest of the provinces of the national territory that need it.
For its part,
Cantabria, Asturias and Extremadura they will have two drones per zone; and the island areas of the Balearic and Canary Islands, with three units each.