Drunk in Charge of a Scooter?

An 18-year-old man was charged with drunk driving recently, but he wasn´t driving a car, he was simply riding along on an electric scooter, so how could he be fined? The simple answer to the question is this. There are only two basic types of road users, pedestrians, and vehicle users. A pedestrian is quite …

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When is it Not 90?

There has been a little confusion over some of the speed limit reductions implemented recently, and so we thought we would explain what is causing the doubt and therefore clear up the mystery. The maximum permitted speed limit on secondary roads is now 90 kilometres per hour. If signs were in place that permitted a …

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N332 RoadWatch – Issue 16

Welcome to the latest edition of N332 RoadWatch. You can read this edition here for free, at the end of the introduction, or if you would like to purchase and download  a PDF version, you can click the button here… Buy PDF We took a short break from publishing RoadWatch, which, as regular readers know, …

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What Documents are Needed for the ITV

In order for an inspection centre to carry out the mandatory Technical Inspection of Vehicles (ITV), the equivalent to the MOT, you must present certain documents at the ITV test centre. These documents are in order to confirm the ownership of the vehicle, it´s registration, and the details on any previous inspections carried out. Over …

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New Speed Limits Now in Force in Spain

As of Tuesday 29 January, 2019, new maximum permitted speed limits come into force on certain roads in Spain. This is the first of a wave of reforms intended on reducing the number of injury and fatal incidents on the roads, and is effective on some 7,000 kilometres of the secondary road network. This reform …

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Torrevieja in Electric Vehicle Drive

Torrevieja is continuing its plans to become a more eco-friendly town, thanks partly due to a green mayor at the helm, this time with the announcement of the acquisition of a fleet of electric vehicles. The Los Verdes Mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, explained this week how the town council has signed an agreement …

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N-332 Widening Scheme Reaches New Stage

The Mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón, held a press conference on Thursday in which he explained that the project to widen the N-332 main road as it passes Torrevieja is continuing on course, as planned, and at a “good pace”. Dolón, who stated that, “I am permanently in contact with the Ministry of Development …

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Portable Warning Lights May Become Compulsory

In the event of an incident or breakdown on the roads, we hopefully know the procedure to follow, donning our high visibility vest and placing one or two warning triangles protecting the vehicle, and then summoning help, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that this procedure is not enough. Whether it´s because the rules are …

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Pedestrian Knocked down in Torrevieja

A man, said to be 73-years-old, was knocked down and killed in Torrevieja on Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred at around 19:45 on Wednesday evening.
An emergency medical crew attended the incident but could do nothing to save the life of the pe…

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