Starting next year, motorists will be able to drive on the hard shoulder in the event of a traffic jam, as confirmed by the DGT.
If you go by motorcycle, traffic jams affect you less. This maxim was more or less clear until now thanks to the freedom of movement that is associated with this type of vehicle , but in 2021 it will be something evident after the changes that are going to take place in the circulatory code, as reported by a director of the DGT.
The Deputy Director of Mobility of the General Directorate of Traffic, Jorge Ordás, has affirmed that next year motorcycles will be allowed to circulate controlled by the hard shoulder in case of retentions . But he has clarified that the reason is not only to avoid traffic jams, but also to defeat everyone’s safety.
By means of the driving permit on the hard shoulder, an attempt will be made to prevent motorcycles from passing between stationary vehicles , an act that is carried out today and which is associated with multiple collisions and puts all drivers at risk.
Until now, the traffic on the shoulder carried a fine of at least 200 euros if it did not have a just cause, such as a medical emergency. But the DGT has studied the situation and will choose to allow this type of displacement, according to Autobild , although with some limitations.
Jorge Ordás has reported that there will be a very specific maximum speed limitation independent of the road on which it is circulated: 40 km / h . This will be a concession that has been requested from motorcyclists’ associations for many years.
But it will not be the only change that motorcyclists will have, they will also face the obligation to wear gloves on the road in order to protect their safety against the injuries they usually suffer on a regular basis. In the same way, voluntary safe driving courses will be activated for those who wish to sign up.
➡️Gloves 🧤🏍️ will be mandatory, they will be able to drive on the shoulder on blocked roads and points will be awarded for voluntary safe driving courses. These are measures with which they want to protect motorcyclists in 2021.ℹ️information https://t.co/p6cBt56D6U #MotoristasSeguros pic.twitter.com/mVK3GwIW8B
- Directorate General Traffic (@DGTes) December 20, 2020
As you can see, in 2021 different changes will be made to the circulatory code that will affect motorists , although the exact dates on which they will be activated have yet to be confirmed.