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This weekend, the DGT is running a special operation intent on trying to protect attendees to the Motul Grand Prix being held in Cheste.

This is the largest event in the motorcycle calendar, with more than 200,000 spectators expected to attend the event which runs until Sunday, November 18.

The special operation will run for the entire duration of the event, with the intention of reducing dangerous activities on the roads and reducing incidents.

In particular, such activities as driving too close, dangerous overtaking, the use of alcohol and drugs, and riding more than two abreast, will be top of the list of offences being monitored, as well as the wearing of seat belts, crash helmets, and using a mobile phone whilst driving.

The Guardia Civil traffic police will be out in force in the area, monitoring from the ground, with air support provided by Pegasus equipped helicopters, and the latest airborne addition to the arsenal of  tools for monitoring traffic, drones.

If you are not intending going to the event, you may also need to be aware that there will be more traffic on the roads during the days in which the event is taking place, particularly motorbikes, and so, although the motorbike riders themselves must act responsibly, it is also prudent for all road users to be a little more aware and alert of the potential dangers faced by more vulnerable road users.

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