consult the dangerous sections and restrictions of the DGT

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Holy Week is synonymous with rest, family days, getaways and trips; but also, and above all during its first and last days, of monumental traffic jams. The DGT anticipates that during the first phase – which started on Friday and will end tomorrow – 3.7 million journeys long-distance Until Monday 18 the data will grow to add 14.6.

To make your time on the road as comfortable and safe as possible – especially the latter – the General direction of traffic offers some interesting resources. There’s his advice on driving, of course; but also online tools that can help you plan the journey and see which are the most dangerous or restricted sections.

It’s worth taking a look at them. According to Traffic estimates, this Easter campaign they will lose their lives on the asphalt 36 people. The data, mournful, is the result of the calculations made by the technicians with statistics from recent years and when presenting it, the DGT itself showed its confidence that on this occasion the Big Data misses the shot. “Let’s Make Him Wrong”summarize the slogan of the DGT campaignwhich is based on the analysis of some ten million accidents.

Objective: a safe trip

What resources does the DGT offer us to plan our trip? On their website you can find a Mobility Map service in which it shows you five great data: the accident concentration sections (TCA), in which it is especially advisable to pay extreme attention to the wheel; the road network, which details the location of traffic lights, cycle routes or level crossings; the restrictions applied on the road or even data on meteorological factors.


DGT map with indications on restrictions.

One of the most interesting resources is the constraint mapin which Traffic marks with purple dots and lines traffic restrictions of vehicles, such as those related to mass or dimensions. When selecting each one of the marks, the DGT specifies the exact section in which they are applied, with the starting and ending kilometer point, in addition to the traffic regime.


Infocar service of the DGT, with data on incidents, obstacles or road closures.

Useful is also the infocar service of the General Directorate of Traffic, available on its website and which provides detailed information on accidents, obstacles, incidents, road closures, special roads or warnings due to weather conditions that complicate driving. In addition to being updated frequently, the service provides detailed information about each notice.

Forecasts 1

Forecast of works and restrictions of the DGT for today.

Forecasts 2

Forecast of works and restrictions of the DGT for tomorrow, Monday.

Although not everything that happens on the road can be calculated in advance, the DGT also offers a forecasting service in which you can check if your route will be affected by any work, traffic cuts or celebrations that may interfere with the smooth flow of traffic.

Accident Concentration Sections

Map of the DGT with the Accident Concentration Sections (TAC).

At the wheel, as Pere Navarro’s department has been emphasizing over and over again for years, we must be vigilant; but there are certain sections in which it is important to redouble the alert. In your Mobility Map the DGT marks those known as accident concentration sections (TAC), spatially conflictive points due to their high accident rate. The map clearly reflects its presence, above all, in the surroundings of Madrid and Barcelona and certain points on the Mediterranean coast and the northern arc of the peninsula, especially the south of Galicia, Asturias and the Basque Country.


Road map with indications of traffic lights, level crossings or cycle routes.

If you like go down to detail and know by heart everything that you will find on the road, the DGT online map allows you to even check the location of cycling routes, traffic lights, level crossings or even the drawing of the RIMPthe Network of Dangerous Goods Itineraries.

Canary Islands

Indications of the DGT for the Canary archipelago.

The indications and notices of the DGT, obviously, are not limited to the peninsular territory. Drivers from the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and Ceuta and Melilla also have information.

In addition to the resources of the DGT, drivers who get behind the wheel this Easter they have apps What WazeOwn Google Maps or Here WeGo that help us follow the route we want and also provide us with valuable information for driving. If in addition to being aware of the road you want to be aware of the Traffic radars, you also have resources at your fingertips.

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Holy Week is synonymous with rest, family days, getaways and trips; but also, and above all during its first and…

Holy Week is synonymous with rest, family days, getaways and trips; but also, and above all during its first and…

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