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Get Set for a Safer Summer

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The summer months often increase risks when driving, not only from the road environment, but also from within the vehicle. Sometimes, especially in the hot weather, the temptation to “relax” a little too much is greater, which we often see manifesting as feet up on the dashboard for passengers, or arms, and sometimes legs, extended …

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Low Emission Zones (ZBE)

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Commitment to decarbonisation, homogeneous standards for low emission zones (ZBE) and employment protection were the main conclusions of the conference “Urban mobility and its integration with the ZBE”, organized by ANFAC (Spanish Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Trucks), in which transport needs in urban areas and the mobility restrictions imposed in many Spanish cities after …

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2020: A bad year for road safety

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2020, the year of the pandemic, has been a negative year for road accidents, according to a study of the accident data carried out by the insurer Línea Directa in collaboration with INTRAS. Although last year the number of traffic accidents reached historical lows, 870 deaths (24-hour count), the insurer has calculated what this figure …

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More Life Less Noise and Less Smoke

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At 30 kilometres per hour there is more life. This is the motto chosen by the United Nations for the VI World Road Safety Week, which was celebrated between May 17 and 23, and which has practically coincided with the entry into force, in Spain, of the new speed limits for towns and cities. Along …

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Others illegally parking in your garage space – measures to get...

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By Andrew Atkinson If you are having a problem with someone illegally parking in your garage space you will need to go through the correct...

Radio advertising campaign by Consell broadcast in Madrid

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Madrilenians told not to travel to Costa Blanca at Easter By Andrew Atkinson A radio advertising campaign by the Consell is being broadcast in Madrid...

BRADLEY BREAKERS – Scrap your car in Spain the LEGAL way

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Bradley Breakers have been established on the Costa Blanca for over ten years during which time thousands of scrap cars have passed through their...

Five new roundabouts for Pilar de la Horadada

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We all know how much they like their roundabouts in Spain, despite the difficulties that many have driving around them. Well in Pilar de...

80 euro Fine for hanging mask on Rear view mirror.

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I do it myself, but not anymore, and that is hang my face mask on the rear-view mirror, because in a statement issued last...

Warning triangles to be phased out – replaced by flashing emergency...

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By Andrew Atkinson Obligatory warning triangles for drivers in Spain used in case of a breakdown are being phased out and replaced with flashing emergency...

Civil Guard clamp down on fake ITV stickers

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By Andrew Atkinson The Alicante Civil Guard have been active in checking ITV (MOT) documentation on car windscreens - in a bid to crackdown on...

UK car insurance hike in wake of switch to Spanish licence

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By Andrew Atkinson Spanish resident Chris Dellar has been quoted up to a fourfold increase on a car in the UK - after changing his...

Head on crash leaves one dead in Rojales

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A head-on crash between a car and a truck on the CV-91 Rojales-Guardamar del Segura road caused a fatality to the 58 year-old male...

Torrevieja City Council instal ‘welcome’ Torrevieja signs

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By Andrew Atkinson Torrevieja City Council has completed the installation of a 'welcome' to Torrevieja in situ at a roundabout on the CV-905. The Torrevieja signs...

Torrevieja salt takes on Storm Filomena

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Torrevieja’s salt industry loads 20 trailers every day that are destined for areas affected by storm Filomena. The internal market for de-icing salt represents...

Fatality on AP-7 close to Torrevieja

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An 80-year old male driver was killed on the AP-7 in Torrevieja following a head-on collision between two vehicles. The crash occurred early on Monday...

Torrevieja’s New traffic lights still not connected

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By Andrew Atkinson New Traffic lights in Torrevieja - installed over four months ago - in situ at La Libertad and Juan Aparicio promenades, at...

Car repairs to undergo before shipping the car!!! 

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No matter whether you are shipping your car within the same country or whether you are shipping it internationally, it is always important to...

Speeding car caught on CCTV rolls over at new roundabout

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By Andrew Atkinson Policia de Los Montesinos have released a video of a speeding motorist that ignored yellow warning signs at a new roundabout under...

Vauxhall Intellilux LED lights bring daylight to dark winter months

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Adaptive IntelliLux LED lights available on Corsa, Astra and Insignia models All-new Mokka and 100% electric Mokka-e also feature advanced technology IntelliLux LED...

Iberdrola installs three electric charging points in San Fulgencio

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Iberdrola has installed three new recharging points for electric vehicles in San Fulgencio, located on Calle Mar Tirreno, 2. The facilities consist of two double...

The Benefits of Owning a Dash Camera

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Dash cameras are known for being standard on every police car in the country, and some civilian dash cameras have been responsible for viral...

Jail sentence for falsifying disabled parking permit in Denia

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Judge imposes jail sentence and €1,620 fine - 3 years after falsifying disabled parking licence in Denia By Andrew Atkinson A judge has handed out...

Lucky escape after hitting roadside rubble to avoid speeding motorist

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By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive A local expat businessman had a lucky escape after a speeding car led to him driving his car over rubble causing...

Mobile speed traps in use in Torrevieja

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Torrevieja local police are now introducing the use of mobile radar devices in the town after several weeks of tests. They will be used on...

Electric Scooters continue to cause conflict amongst pedestrians

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The fit of electric scooters in the urban fabric continues to constitute a conflict amongst pedestrian and road users, with the increasing presence of...

How LED Lighting Is Penetrating the Automotive Industry

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The automotive industry has improved in recent years due to technological advancement and how most companies have maximized it to their benefit. LED light,...

Keeping Alicante Moving as 156 cameras installed in 40 locations

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Project 'Alicante Se Mueve: Being Smart' budget of €2,942,110.59 Quote: 'They are not speed control cameras, nor radars, as many people believe' -...

How to Keep Your Car Insurance Expenses As Low As Possible

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You might be wondering why your friend has different car insurance expenses from you, and your boss is paying a seemingly unrelated amount. Do...

Speeding fines reduced because of DGT error

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The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has seen five of it’s speeding fines successfully challenged in court after their failure to apply the required...