DGT (General Directorate of Traffic) is beginning to send the data of width, height and length of the cars to the different municipalities so that from the end of the year they can set new parking fees
based on space that occupy and not just on the sticker on the windshield.
Therefore, large cars will pay more to park in cities. This was explained by Susana Gómez, DGT deputy director of vehicles, participant in the webinar organized by EY Mobility Center.
In this case, the data will be loaded into the parking meters at the time of entering the license plate of the car, so the length, width and height of the vehicle will be taken into account to establish the amount of parking. Therefore, this measure it will affect those drivers who are owners of cars with large dimensions, such as SUVs or minivans.
This new payment measure is in line with what vehicle manufacturers have been asking for: let those who pollute the most pay. In this case, it would be applicable to those that occupy the most urban space, which are usually the most polluting.
On the other hand, the DGT remains attentive to various models that are being applied in Europe for the regulation of urban traffic.