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  • How to Legalise an Electric Scooter

    We have explained at some length the difference between electric vehicles and which require registration and a driving licence. However, one question that is still arising is how one goes about registering a scooter that requires documentation. The first thing to remember is that the legislation in Spain has been brought about through the need […]

  • Worrying Number of Drivers Admit to Drink Driving

    In an independent survey conducted by the RACE automobile association of Spain, as part of the European Fatigue Eurobarometer 2019, drivers revealed a worrying picture of the reality of drink driving, with the information revealing that, amongst other statistics, 14% of drivers on the roads of Spain claim to drive regularly under the influence of […]

  • Watch you Speed!

    All this week, there will be intensified surveillance on the roads of Spain which will concentrate on trying to combat one of the most deadly contributing factors to road safety, inappropriate speed. The campaign starts tomorrow, Monday, and runs through the week and weekend, culminating on Sunday evening, with every available traffic officer, supported by […]

  • Animal Dangers

    Although most drivers undergo at least the mandatory training before becoming qualified for the vehicle under their control, the same cannot be said for all road users, and one particular type are somewhat oblivious to the dangers that mixing with traffic can produce. Animals are capable of wandering freely onto the roads, and can be […]

  • First Electric Scooter Registered

    With questions still being raised over whether the more powerful electric scooters can be registered for use in Spain, we took one along to have the initial ITV inspection carried out. The vehicle we used was provided by mobility experts MABEQ, based on the Orihuela Costa and offering the sale and hire of all kinds […]

  • Wanted Brits Arrested at Airport

    Five British men, aged between 30 and 32, were arrested on arrival on a flight from Manchester to Alicante-Elche Airport, wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for an incident in Seville. The men are alleged to have been involved in an incident when a hotel room was trashed in Seville in February. They were arrested […]

  • Drones Approved for Issuing Traffic Fines

    Having undergone rigorous testing in numerous different locations and scenarios, the use of drones has now been approved for monitoring traffic violations and, more importantly, the evidence collected by them can be used for the issuing of fines and sanctions. The announcement was made by the DGT to coincide with one of the periods which […]

  • Quesada in Fiesta

    Although the event has already begun, this weekend marks the climax of the annual fiestas in Quesada, just down the road from Torrevieja, in honour of San Justo. The mayor of Rojales, Antonio Pérez Garcia, has welcomed everybody to the event, which he describes as being for all the family and friends. That notion sums […]

  • Happy Birthday DGT

    To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT), Spanish postal company Correos has released a commemorative postage stamp. The stamp, which was presented this week to the Director General of Traffic, Pere Navarro by the President of Correos, Juan Manuel Serrano, features the DGT logo and is symbolic of the road […]

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