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The Spaniards will make almost 20 million domestic trips for Christmas

The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) will launch tomorrow the special Christmas operation, which provides for 19.8 million trips until next January 6, in a period in which the breathalyzer controls will be intensified and they will use drones to monitor conventional roads.

 

 

As in the previous years, this operation, which will last 18 days, will be divided into three phases coinciding with the main holidays, the first of which, called “Christmas,” will start this Friday, the 20th, at 3pm and will end midnight next Wednesday 25, days in which 6.8 million trips are planned, reports DGT.

The second phase, the “End of the year” phase, will take place between Friday, December 27 and Wednesday, January 1, coinciding with the arrival of 2020, while the phase that will close this operation will be that of “Reyes” that will be implemented from Friday 3 to Monday 6 January.

Traffic recommends being careful on short and night journeys and paying special attention to adverse weather conditions (such as rain, fog, ice, snow and wind) that may appear at any time during these winter dates.

For being days of celebration, DGT reminds drivers that they should not use drugs or alcoholic beverages and that preventive alcohol tests will be carried out at any time of the day and on any road.

For its part, the Civil Guard Traffic Group, which will have all its troops, will prioritize surveillance on conventional roads, where last year 85 percent of those killed took place, and twelve helicopters and eleven will be used for this. drones as well as fixed and mobile radars to control speed.

In addition, the use of mobile phones and belts will be monitored with all available means, from 216 high definition cameras to camouflaged vehicles.

Installation of additional lanes

During these dates measures will also be implemented such as the installation of additional lanes with cones in the moments of greatest traffic flow and the establishment of alternative routes to facilitate mobility and traffic management.

The works that affect roads on all roads will also be paralyzed to minimize the effects on traffic, sports events and other events will be limited and the movement of trucks that transport dangerous goods and vehicles that require special authorization will be restricted to circulate at certain times.

All this device will be coordinated by the 800 officials and the specialized technical staff that attend the Traffic Management Centers and will have the help of the more than 13,000 workers of the conservation companies and the rest of the road owners and personnel of Emergency services

The 2,200 panels will signal drivers the main traffic variables such as travel time or incidents that occur on the road.

DGT will report via telephone 011, Internet, Twitter and in the newsletters of the radio stations. (December 19, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, el texto habla de... (Mainly, the text talk about...)
A
una operación especial de la DGT con motivo de las vacaciones de Navidad de los españoles.
B
la instalación de carriles adicionales en algunas carreteras españolas.
C
un teléfono de la DGT para informar a los ciudadanos.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
A
esa operación especial empezará mañana viernes 20 de diciembre.
B
se desconoce si este año habrá o no una operación especial de Navidad realizada por la DGT.
C
esa operación especial empezará antes de lo previsto.
Question 3
Según el texto... (According to the text...)
A
la DGT espera que haya mañana más de diez millones de desplazamientos.
B
esta operación especial de Navidad terminará justo el día de "Reyes".
C
la primera fase de esta operación especial comienza justo el día de Navidad.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
A
la DGT no cree que los conductores tengan que ser más prudentes si realizan trayectos cortos.
B
se utilizarán diferentes medios para observar atentamente el uso del cinturón y del móvil.
C
solo se realizarán controles de alcoholemia por la noche.
Question 5
Según el texto... (According to the text...)
A
se instalarán carriles para mejorar la circulación.
B
habrá poco más de dos millones de paneles para informar del tráfico.
C
las obras que se estén realizando en las calzadas continuarán aunque estas causen más atascos.
Question 6
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)
A
los objetivos son regular y dar seguridad.
B
en el año 2016 no se produjeron muchos accidentes en las carreteras españolas.
C
no se intensificarán los controles de velocidad.
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