Nine sections of the road network in Malaga province are included among the one hundred in the whole of Spain that are considered the most dangerous for motorcyclists, both due to the high accident rate recorded in the last five years and the number of bends on the route.
The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) roads authority has identified the sections and installed special surveillance systems on them, but now it is also warning motorists with new signage which, in addition to warning of the measures, also shows the number of motorcyclists involved in serious accidents in the last five years.
One of them is on the MA-3119, the road that connects Moclinejo with Benagalbón. The deputy delegate of the Government in Malaga, Javier Salas, and the provincial head of the DGT, Aída Vilaret, travelled there on Wednesday (28 September) to publicise the initiative.
“We have nine high-risk sections of roads for motorcyclists in the province, a number that is only exceeded by Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. With these signs we intend to raise the awareness about the danger of these roads,” said Salas.
The sections selected by the DGT are mostly located on mountain roads, with the exception of the one located between kilometre points 300.1 and 302.4 of the N-340 in Nerja, where there have been six victims in the last five years.
The section with the highest accident rate, with 15 bikers involved in accidents, is located in Igualeja between kilometre points 19.8 and 22.4 of the A-397, a road that is especially dangerous with another section listed as it passes through Benahavís (30.6- 32.6).
The list also includes two sections of the A-366 in the municipalities of Alozaina and Yunquera, as well as the A-405 as it passes through Gaucín, the MA-5105 in Frigiliana and the A-7045 in Antequera.
According to Vilaret, "human error is the main cause" of accidents, although not the only one.
So far this year there have been seven fatal accidents involving two-wheelers on the Malaga province roads. During the first nine months of 2021 there have been 142 injury accidents on the provincial roads.