Seven out of ten motorcyclists killed on Spanish roads so far in 2022, 49, suffered their accidents on the weekend, reports the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) on the occasion of the launch of a new surveillance campaign of motorcycles during this Saturday and Sunday.
The DGT warns that “the data shows that the sum of motorcyclists plus weekends plus conventional roads is a dangerous operation.” However, it draws attention to the behavior of other road users, since they are sometimes the cause of traffic accidents in which motorists are involved.
The campaign is launched on the roads most frequented by motorists in order to control compliance with the most important regulations that affect motorcycle driving. Traffic recalls that with the arrival of good weather, journeys in this type of vehicle increase, especially on weekends when they become a recreational activity in itself. For this reason, the DGT sends a message of caution and respect for the rules since so far this year 49 motorcyclists have died on weekends on Spanish roads.
The agents of the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard will intensify surveillance this weekend and verify that the rules are met to try to reduce these accidents. Like every year, this specific campaign for motorcycles will take place again on the weekend of September 3 and 4.
With the data recorded up to May 4, of the 361 people killed in traffic accidents, 71 were motorcyclists (20 percent) and of these 59 (83 percent) died on conventional roads. These percentages have risen during the month of April with the arrival of good weather and the increase in motorcycle outings during the weekends.
Throughout April of the 99 people killed, 24 were motorcyclists (24 percent) and 22 of them (almost 92 percent) died on conventional roads. In addition, the 16 motorcyclists who died on weekends in April (100 percent) suffered their accidents on conventional roads.