The DGT highway safety agency is planning to increase the maximum speed limit of some stretches of Spain's road network to 130kmp/h. This raise will be temporary and only effected on tranches of highway considered safe and with proper signaling to indicate the speed limit. The rise to 130kmp/h will be regulated by meteorological conditions and the state of traffic.
The draft bill to reform the General Circulation Regulation also proposes reducing the speed limit to 50kmp/h on smaller roads and to 20-30kmp/h in some urban areas.
On secondary roads, where 75 percent of fatal road traffic accidents take place, the DGT will be stricter: the current 100kmp/h speed limit will be reduced to 90 where the road has lanes with a width of 6.5 meters or more. On narrower roads, the limit will be set at 70 where a dividing barrier is in place and on roads with no such safety feature the limit will be 50. The draft has been sent to the Industry Ministry for approval.