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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Fatal Collision at Santa Pola

A woman, said to be 56-years-old, died on Tuesday after the vehicle she was in was involved in a collision with a bus on the N-332 near Santa Pola. The incident occurred at 15:46 at kilometre point 93.4 near to the Gran Alacant urbanisation in the Alicante direction towards El Altet. Another three vehicles were …

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Man and Boy Arrested for Dangerous Driving Video

A young male and his father have both been arrested in La Rioja, after the boy was videoed by his dad as he drove a car at 160 kilometres per hour. The footage was recorded by the father on a mobile phone, later to be posted on social media. The incident took place on the …

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Major Fuel Stations to be Forced to Offer Electric

As the government advances plans to make motoring more energy efficient, it is now set to accelerate plans that will force over a thousand filling stations to offer electricity charging points. The plans are already in place to ban the sale of cars that emit CO2 by 2040, however it has now been revealed that …

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Worrying Trend will See More Pedestrians, Cyclists and Bikers Killed

Analysis of data from recent years suggests that since the birth of the automobile, in 2020, more vulnerable road users will be killed on Spain’s roads than the occupants of four-wheeled vehicles. The information comes from the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), which suggests that by following the current evolution, there will be more pedestrians, …

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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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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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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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