Remember that: The General Traffic Regulations in Spain have renewed their catalog incorporating almost twenty indications and eliminating others.
The change is planned in the draft Royal Decree to modify the Traffic Regulations that would come into force in mid-2023. The main objective is: to expand the field of action by extending it to the entire road network of our country. To reinforce the safety of the most vulnerable users depending on the different types of roads, to incorporate new forms of mobility, to facilitate the visibility and understanding of the messages that are transmitted.
Both formats will coexist since the old ones will not be removed until the signals are deteriorated.
Thus, signals are updated – up to 59 updates – such as the STOP sign (with the largest letter for improve visibility), pedestrian crossing, proximity to a school zone or danger due to fog, among others…
The so-called ‘dragon teeth’, some signs, will also be incorporated (once the results of the tests have been completed and studied). painted white along the road, which aim to reduce traffic speed.
They receive their name from their shape: two rows of triangles along the limits of the lane, creating the sensation of being inside a set of teeth. They are placed at the entrances to the urban area, marking the limit between it and the road.
The sign warns of the need to reduce speed to adapt it to the limits established within the town.
Spanish DGT (General Direccion of Traffic) considers that the dragon’s teeth create an optical sensation of narrowness on the road which, together with the fact that this is a new sign, which can generate suspicion in the driver, encouraging him to reduce speed.
The DGT is also testing, painted on the asphalt, the broken edge lines that indicate the proximity of a pedestrian crossing. Both road signs are presented as a pilot test in order to produce certain optical effects on the driver to achieve a certain action on his part, such as, for example, slowing down.
These road markings are part of the new regulations that the DGT is carrying out through the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.