We are in July, in the height of summer. This weekend comes a heat wave, and many people will take advantage of these weeks to travel by road. In figures, Traffic estimates that there will be 91.2 million trips on Spanish roads between now and the beginning of September. And to keep an eye on them all, the DGT will use 1,607 radars this summer of 2021, in which 780 will be fixed radars and 545 mobile radars.
Google Maps and radars
If you are preparing a trip, and you would like to have at least the radars located in the area where you are going to travel, in this .PDF file that you can download from the DGT You are informed of each and every one of those 1,607 radars: Road on which they are located, direction, whether it is mobile or fixed. But locating them by hand and putting them on the mobile one by one is absolute tedium, so we tell you a simpler way to have them located, and also to be warned when you approach one. The trick? GOOGLE MAPS.
For exactly 2 years, July 2019, Google Maps includes speed cameras in its application. And the good thing to have the radars located and avoid ‘speed traps’ is that you will not have to activate the speed camera warning in Maps: The Google Maps speed cameras function starts automatically when you create a route and press the ‘How to get there’ button. At that moment you will see the fixed radars that are on your route.
Receive a notification on your mobile
In any route you generate, whether on Android or iOS, The position of both fixed radars (in blue) and mobile radars (in yellow) will be marked. If you have not started the march yet, Google Maps gives you the option to click on each radar icon and see the detail of said radar.
And you can also receive information about the last verification of your position. Of course, once underway, the application does not allow the driver to consult this data, in order to avoid distractions at the wheel that put safety at risk.
Once you start the journey, the application gives you voice directions of the route, and also warns you in advance of the presence of radars on your journey. If instead of blue or yellow, you get the icon of an orange cinemometer, indicates that the radar can be mobile or fixed.