New radar average speed safety cams installed on A7 in the Province of Tarragona Spain, shortly before the Tarragona Commercial Centre, just before Gavarres access point traveling southbound.
The new average speed safety cams were installed over the last week, although the Catalan Traffic Service has refused to confirm the exact date of its entry into operation. A total of 10 average speed safety cams are due to be installed on roads of Catalonia.
The new average speed safety cams are located on the A7, C16, NII, and C66. The system works by calculating the average speed of a vehicle between two given points. The theory is that this system avoids the need to brake suddenly to avoid a speeding ticket. However, when drivers are traveling at excessive speeds, they are known to brake heavily when approaching the first camera.
The cams have a license plate reader and a computer system that calculates how long it takes for a vehicle to travel through the control points. The system calculates the average speed with which the vehicle has traveled, and if it exceeds the regulated speed limit, the system issues a fine and/or penalty.