Who and Where are the Safest Young People on the Roads of Spain?

Young drivers are amongst the highest risk group on the road, in terms of likelihood to be involved in a serious incident, mostly due to their inexperience, but sometimes motivated by bravado and pure immaturity. However, according to a recent study, it is possible to identify where the safest drivers of this group reside and, …

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Special Operation to Look After Motorbike Event

This weekend, the DGT is running a special operation intent on trying to protect attendees to the Motul Grand Prix being held in Cheste. This is the largest event in the motorcycle calendar, with more than 200,000 spectators expected to attend the event which runs until Sunday, November 18. The special operation will run for …

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Weekend Events in Orihuela

This weekend, the cultural department has organised a photography event in the city, in fact it´s now the third such event to have taken place, aimed at capturing  the imagery of the municipality. The III Photography Days ‘Orihuela Town’, Fotomaton Festival, has its own website, www.fotomatonfestival.es, where you can find more information and even take …

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Tapas and Gin Routes This Weekend in Orihuela

This weekend, from the 16th to the 18th of November, Orihuela has a double helping of small portion promotions on offer, with both a Gin and Tonic and a Tapas Route combined. There are a wide range of venues taking part, and, if you don’t know already, the idea is that you take in as …

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Category F Tyres Banned from Sale

In a bid to further reduce the environmental impact of vehicles on the roads, the sale of poorly performing tyres has been outlawed. All tyres for sale in Spain follow the European Standards for safety rating. As of November 1, the sale of tyres which are in the “F” category for roll resistance, and which …

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Gender Violence Race on Sunday

On Sunday, the Orihuela town of San Bartolomé will play host to a race aimed at raising awareness of gender violence, and money to help those wanting to offer help on how to deal with the problem if you are a victim. It was Orihuela’s councillor for Sports, Víctor Valverde, who launched the event at …

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Mountain Climbing Event in Orihuela

Orihuela’s councillor for sports, Víctor Valverde, along with the councillor for the Environment, Miguel Ángel Fernández, launched the first ever “Sports and Mountain Days” in the municipality, which will be held at La Lonja on 27, 28 and 29 November. During this week’s presentation of the event, the councillors were joined by Luis Galiano, secretary …

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Speed Limits Look Set to Reduce Soon

When the new Director General of the DGT took over, Pere Navarro vowed to turn around the increase in road traffic injuries and fatalities, as he had done whilst previously in the post. Recently, the DGT has reverted back to hard-hitting advertising campaigns on TV and in print, showing the reality of what is left …

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Major Earthquake Drill in Torrevieja on Wednesday

On Wednesday, 14 November, an earthquake will hit the area with its epicentre in Torrevieja. Luckily, it is only a drill, part of continual operations that ensure the emergency services are trained and equipped should such an event occur, as was the case in 1829 when much of the area, including Torrevieja, was destroyed by …

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