The Guardia Civil of the Region of Murcia, in the framework of the speed inspection devices established in coordination with the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of Murcia, has detected a motorbike that was travelling at three times the maximum speed of the road, which in this case is a section limited to 60 km/h and with a high accident rate.
The Civil Guards of the Traffic Grouping have investigated the driver of the motorbike, who has been instructed proceedings as the alleged perpetrator of a crime against road safety, as it exceeded 128 km / h the maximum speed allowed by regulation, according to sources from the Civil Guard in a statement.
The events took place during a specific speed control on the RM-332 road, which connects Cartagena with Águilas, at the height of the municipality of Águilas, when the officers of the Traffic Sector of Murcia detected a motorbike driving at 188 km/h in a section limited to 60 km/h, thus exceeding the maximum speed allowed by 128 km/h.
Due to the high speed at which the motorbike was travelling, it could not be stopped and its driver could not be identified, so the facts were transferred to the Attestations Team of the Lorca Traffic Detachment, for the continuation of the investigations aimed at locating and identifying the alleged perpetrator of the offence against road safety for speeding.
Subsequently, the Civil Guards of the Atestados Team identified the driver and located him in Águilas, being a local resident who was apparently travelling that day from Mazarrón to the municipality of Águilas.
The Guardia Civil investigated the motorcyclist, who was prosecuted as the alleged perpetrator of an offence against road safety – for driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 80 km/h above the statutory speed limit on interurban roads – and was subsequently handed over to the Lorca Magistrate’s Court for a speedy trial.
This offence is included in article 379 of the Penal Code and can be punished alternatively with prison sentences of 3 to 6 months, a fine of 6 to 12 months, or community service of 31 to 90 days, and in any case, with deprivation of the right to drive motor vehicles and mopeds for a period of more than 1 to 4 years.
The establishment of specific surveillance of motorbikes by the Traffic Grouping of the Civil Guard is part of the nationwide campaign adopted by the DGT as one of the priorities aimed at reducing the accident rate of these vehicles on our roads, especially on conventional or secondary roads, given that speeding, on the one hand considerably increases the risk of traffic accidents and on the other are factors that have a direct impact on mortality and the severity of the injuries suffered.
In this sense, the Traffic Sector of the Guardia Civil of Murcia reminds that, without prejudice to the systematic and permanent carrying out of controls of journeys to verify compliance with the most important rules affecting the driving of motorbikes, in order to reduce the accident rate and the harmful consequences derived from them, it continues to develop its specific activity of road safety surveillance 24 hours a day.
The Guardia Civil makes special reference to higher risk activities, such as speeding, or others such as driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, distractions while driving, the use of mobile phones and the use of safety elements (seat belts, child restraint systems or protective helmets), above all in those stretches and points of road which, due to their special characteristics, imply a risk of accidents or are prone to committing this type of offence.
It therefore appeals to drivers to be aware of the importance of respecting the established speed limits and strictly complying with traffic regulations, in order to improve their own safety and that of traffic in general.