Details have been revealed as to how the DGT´s airborne radar speed detector, Pegasus, clocked a Porsche Panamera travelling at 218 kilometres per hour on the R-4 ring road of Madrid, where the maximum permitted speed is 120 kilometres per hour.


In addition, the footage recording the speeding vehicle identified that it had French license plates and in the back seat of the vehicle was a child who was not wearing the mandatory restraining system or seatbelt.

Whereas Pegasus caught speeders normally receive later notification of their activities and fines due, given the gravity of the offences being committed by this vehicle, and the serious risk to road safety, the helicopter crew called on ground troops to intercept and stop the vehicle.

The driver was identified as a Spanish national of 31 years of age and his son was just 8. He was arrested at the scene and faces up to a four year ban from driving, a hefty fine and community service.

This article has been brought to you with - Your essential weekly read.

All our partners - Working together for safer roads

  • Seat Belt Reluctance

    Last year, despite mobility restrictions due to the pandemic, almost 2,900 drivers were re…
  • Slow Down

    In 2019, inappropriate speed was present in 6,049 road accidents, 8% of the total. In addi…
  • National Speed Limit

    On some 7,000 kilometres of the secondary road network in Spain, the maximum permitted spe…
Load More Related Articles
Load More In News