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Police shocked over speeding cars in Arona 

PAGE 6 Police shocked over  speeding cars in Arona

Police in Arona say they are shocked at the results of a speed checking campaign which showed many motorists travelling at double the limit.

The radar checks were carried out on a score of streets and avenues from November 23rd to December 2nd.

“In this period, municipal agents detected vehicles that doubled the maximum speed allowed in some urban roads, as in the case of Chayofita Avenue (which runs next to schools and sport fields), and filed 135 complaints just in the first six days of the campaign, which represent 6.4 per cent of the total number of vehicles that circulated on those dates and routes,” said a police spokesman.

The checks were speci-fically carried out in area of accident concern, because of the presence of schools or a high number of pedestrians.

The police said they were particularly shocked because they had publicised the radars in advance through the social networks and did not hide their cars to make the checks more visible. Even so, cars continued to speed.

Failure to comply with the rules is classified as a serious or very serious infringement, with fines of 100 to 600 euros. And the Penal Code esta-blishes a prison sentence for driving at a speed greater than 60 kilometres per hour on urban roads or at 80 kilometres per hour on interurban roads.