Twenty Thousands Alcohol and Drugs Tests Per Day This Week

The DGT launched a special awareness campaign on Monday, aimed at alerting drivers to the dangers of having consumed alcohol or drugs before driving. As part of the campaign, every day this week, including the weekend, the Guardia Civil Trafico will be conducting 20,000 tests on drivers, to ensure that they are safe behind the …

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Has Your Bike Been Stolen from Around the Torrevieja Area?

If you’ve suffered the theft or loss of a bicycle in the Torrevieja and surrounding area, you could be in luck, as officers from the Guardia Civil have recovered more than 80 in the arrest of four thieves. Officers from the Guardia Civil in Torrevieja have arrested four men, three of Moroccan nationality, aged 20,38 …

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Spanish Traffic Law – Free eBook

The Spanish Traffic Law eBook is available to read online, or download in PDF form for free. The document is over 500 pages and is the full translation of the Spanish traffic law, including explanations and commentary by Traffic Police Officers. To view and read online, click the image below. To download, scroll down the …

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First Death by Scooter Recorded

The death of a 92-year-old woman in Barcelona in August has now been attributed as being the first fatality in Spain where an electrically powered scooter had been involved. The woman had been hit in the Esplugues de Llobregat area of Barcelona, when it was being ridden by two young men. The incident occurred on …

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Drugged Driver Arrested after Hitting Child

Officers from the Local Police in Córdoba have arrested a 23-year-old who, on Monday, allegedly knocked down a 7-year-old girl on a pedestrian crossing next to a school. The suspect is also accused of driving a vehicle without consent, a van belonging to his father, and for not having a licence. Moreover, the suspect tested …

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The Importance of Tyre Pressure

They are the hardest working element of most vehicles, and yet, the part which we so frequently neglect, until they are in their worst possible condition. We are talking about tyres. Proper tyre pressure is of vital importance for the safety of a vehicle, as well as to increase its efficiency and save on fuel …

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Cyclists and Roundabouts

A recent survey conducted by the Ponle Freno Study Centre has revealed that 40% of road users don’t know how to act in the presence of cyclists, and that two thirds of all road users don’t know who has priority at roundabouts. The first thing that is seemingly lacking in knowledge is that at a …

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What Happens if I Don’t Pay a Traffic Fine?

According to statistics, most drivers have been or will be caught out committing a driving offence at some point. The most common reasons are improper parking, speeding or even using their mobile whilst stopped at a traffic light. These days, many of the fines are issued remotely, with drivers caught out by one of the …

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