Can I Dial 999 to Summon Help in Spain?

There are many questions we come across on a regular basis which have become embedded in popular culture, shared through social networks, like the bar and pub of old, and the internet sites of new, and have become firmly fixed in many a people’s mind. But that belief can also have potentially serious consequences, if …

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Truck Driver in Lucky Blaze Escape

The driver of a truck laden with vegetables is no doubt counting his blessings after surviving a major incident involving his vehicle late on Friday night. The fire service report that they were called to a vehicle blaze off the A-7 motorway, between Alicante and Elche, at around 02:45 in the early hours of Saturday …

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Other Healthier Ways to School

In addition to the car or school bus there are other ways of getting to school, ways which may offer a healthier alternative such as cycling or walking. If you are cycling, remember that when you are on the road, your bicycle is a vehicle just like any other. That means that the laws that …

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Advice for those not on the school run

As we head into September and the great “back to school” event, we must also consider those not on the school run, or those without children who may now have a different experience on their journey than of late. All road users must be reminded that traffic will increase at certain times of day as …

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On the School Run

If you are taking your children to school by car, remember that children under 1.35 metres in height are not allowed in the front seats. There are one or two exceptions, which you can read about on the website, n332.es. All occupants must be secured in the vehicle, by means of a seatbelt, or specially …

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Back to School on the Bus

As many parents and guardians prepare to send their little ones and not-so-little-ones off to the next stage of their educational development, it time once again to think about how to stay a little safer on that journey to and from school. Every day, 230,000 students use buses to go to and from school, and …

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Diesel to be Taxed in 2019

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has advanced the preliminary draft of the state budgets for 2019, which includes a tax on diesel fuel. During a radio interview with Cadena SER, Sánchez has said that the tax on diesel is part of the overall plan of sustainability and environmental protection, rather than a mere …

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The Last Busy Weekend of Summer 2018

As summer 2018 is about to come to a close, this weekend marks the last busy weekends on the roads. Starting at 15:00 on Friday, the DGT is preparing for an estimated 4.2 million journeys by road this weekend, in a special operation that will run until midnight on Sunday. Operation “Retorno del Verano” will …

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Bragging Social Media Speeder Investigated

Officers from the Guardia Civil are investigating a 19-year-old resident of Torrevieja for a crime against road safety, after he took to social media bragging about driving at 240 kilometres per hour. The Spanish national allegedly posted a video on social media showing his BMW vehicle travelling at 230 kilometres per hour on the A-35 …

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