VIDEO| This is how the Trànsit drone works that controls highways and fines offenders

At the moment there is only one and it is a pilot testbut in this 2022, the Catalan Transit Service (SCT) has planned 18 drone raids on Catalan roads, at points where there are no cameras and significant congestion problems or violations occur that can lead to accidents with victims. Five outings have already been made and another 13 are planned. At the moment, the drone does not record the images captured, but if the Mossos d’Esquadra They see a vehicle that performs an illegal maneuver, they will be penalized. In fact, it has already happened with drivers using the mobilewithout the seat belt or changing lanes with a solid line.

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Lourdes PuigbarracaDeputy Director General of Transit Management, explains that, in addition to hunting offenders, the drone allows traffic to be managed more efficiently and quickly, since images of conflictive places are obtained where there are no controls or cameras that give a comprehensive and aerial image of the situation. This, says the head of Trànsit, will improve the information for users and will facilitate decision-making to be more agile and in accordance with what the artery requires.

Trànsit will test this technology during this year and then decide whether to bet decisively on drones, as already started doing the DGT in 2018, with a deployment of 39 aircraft that ended in July 2021. None in Catalonia, because here the powers in this matter are held by SCT. If things pan out, the drones could even include a kinemometer with which to measure the speed of the cars and, therefore, sanction the ‘fitipaldis’.