The Ministry of the Interior and the DGT have announced safety improvements for cyclists across the country.
The Minister of the Interior, Juan Ignacio Zoido chaired the Road Safety Committee this week, and has proposed new plans in order to reduce the number of deaths on the nations roads.
New surveillance measures, as well as alcohol and drug testing for road users on Saturday and Sunday mornings will be brought in along popular cycling routes. Awareness campaigns and new cycling routes will also be introduced to provide cyclists with safer areas to travel.
The action was taken after the death toll on the roads remained high. Last month, three cyclists died when they were struck by a vehicle. So far this year 18 cyclists, 3 more than last year, have died on the road network.