Don't blame anybody but the drivers
A few comments on the above comments.
Re: Quality of road surface.
I've been driving back and forth the length of Spain for over twenty years and lived here for ten, during that time the improvement in the roads, both type and quality, has been enormous. What before would be an eight hour trip to cover 400Km on a potholed single lane carriageway slowing down to go through small villages is now a 4 hour journey on a well maintained autopista. The infrastructure has greatly benefited from EU grants, subsidies, whatever and no one can justifiably argue that accidents are a result of the state of the roads.
Re: Cameras and keeping your eyes on the road.
Firstly if you obeyed the speed limit you could keep your eyes on the road and not worry about the cameras. I know that's not a fashionable thing to say but if you want to break the law then you should be prepared to pay the price. Secondly I don't know if the comment was supposed to be about Spain but here there are very few cameras so that cannot be said to be the reason for the high number of road deaths. I have just returned from my first trip to the UK in over three years and one of the first thing I noticed, after the price of petrol, was the number of cameras on the roads. It seemed like there were a set of cameras every mile.
Every summer there is always a big campaign by the DGT to reduce road deaths with the previous years fatality figures being shown on gantries above the roads. I sometimes think the locals take this as a target to beat rather than reduce. The Alonso effect is overrated, the problem is the Spanish temperament, they don't like being passed and will do anything to get in front it's that simple. A good example is at traffic lights, it makes no difference which way they want to go from the lights, the important thing is to be at the front. When they see the incoming traffic lights change to amber they will be off before their own set turn green and if they want to go left from the right lane than they just put the foot down and I suppose hope that the person in the right lane doesn't want to go right.
Oh, and I think at the last count the deaths were about eight down on last year but the summer isn't over and the big return will be at the end of August so there is still time.