The traffic authority in Spain has started to use drones as a means of catching drivers breaking the law.
It will focus on roads with a high accident rate and on those used by many pedestrians and cyclists.
According to an article in the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the aircraft will also be used to monitor and provide support in operations and special events, assist the work of the DGT helicopters, and help in emergency situations that require immediate action.
The DGT currently has 11 small drones, three of which have already been certified by the Spanish Metrology Center.
The report goes on to detail how the Civil Guard traffic department will be notified the moment a drone captures a traffic violation wherever possible, otherwise the fine will be issued at a later time.
All infractions will be documented with the corresponding image as evidence of the driver’s offense.