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Europe Approves Speed Limiters

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The European Parliament has approved a proposal that will see speed limiters mandatory for vehicles. As of May 2022, new vehicles manufactured in the European Union, or sold within the territory, must have a speed limiter installed, a measure that will be extended to the rest of the automotive sector in 2024. For many years …

Brake Check!

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It is a really good idea to check your brakes periodically, at low speed on a road which is wide and with no traffic or pedestrians, and dry and free of obstacles, where you can try the brakes by applying various different pressures, including an emergency stop, such as was done in your driving test. …

Guardia Civil Expo on Orihuela Costa

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As part of the celebrations commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Guardia Civil, specialists from the military body will be putting on a display on the Orihuela Costa in May. The event will be held on the 4th of May on the municipal car park opposite the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, with a timetable of …

Two out of every ten Traffic Accidents have Consequences on the...

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This type of lesion presents symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, dizziness and tingling in the hands. In Spain, there are approximately 150,000 people injured a year in traffic accidents. Though traffic accident lesions can be multiple, and vary greatly, 20% of these tend to have consequences on the spinal column due to cervical whiplash, …

ECO Stickers Mandatory in Madrid

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From Wednesday, April 24, it will be mandatory for vehicles wishing to travel through Madrid to display the ECO Sticker in the windscreen. The ECO Sticker was introduced to highlight the impact vehicle pollutants have on the environment, and to encourage the purchase of less environmentally damaging vehicles. Cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Seville had …

Cyclists Give Cyclists a Bad Name!

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In a relationship that seems to have developed into one of almost bitter rivalry, cyclists and other road users seem to be at constant odds. Sweeping statements like, “all cyclists go through red lights”, or, “cyclists think they own the road”, are grossly unfair, but it is true that this happens. Just like cyclists who …

It looks the same, but…

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They look similar – steering wheel, foot pedals, displays with numbers on – but the reality is, a most cars differ in the equipment they offer, more so given new technological advances, and so it is important if we get a new car, even if we are just renting it, to get to know what´s …

Mobile Phone Dangers Escalating

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This week, we recognised the now global event to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone whilst driving, but still the message isn´t getting through to some people who are risking their own lives, and the lives of others, just to get noticed on social media, and it´s not just the drivers …

Raising Awareness of Mobile Social Media Dangers

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Distracted driving is not something new. It has always been there from rubber necking to messing with the stereo, lighting cigarettes, drinking/eating and even...

N332 – MAKING YOU VISIBLE

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Once again, members of the N332 team will be on hand to answer your driving law questions at the Expo Torrevieja. The event is taking...

GET TO KNOW SPANISH TRAFFIC LAW

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Understanding Spanish Traffic Law has taken a huge leap forward today, with the publication of a new eBook by the N332 Road Safety Group. A...

Highway Robbery

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Dear Editor, I want to report a very disturbing incident that occurred on the evening of 4th October 2018 on the N 332 returning to...

Do You Know the Latest Changes to Traffic Law?

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In a world in which we have to adapt to technological advances which are developing at an alarming rate, traffic laws also have to...

Speed cameras for N-332 accident black spots

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A new speed camera has been located on the N332 by the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) at Km 54 as it passes through...

N332 Facebook page passes 100,000 followers

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Can you be fined for smoking in the car? And for driving with flip-flops? What is different about pedestrian crossings that are painted red...

Patience, patience and more patience

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The key to travelling on the N332 through Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa during the summer. Every day between late June and the end of...

MINISTRY REJECTS N332 WIDENING PLAN

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Torrevieja’s mayor, José Manuel Dolón, said last week that the Ministry of Public Works has returned the proposal to widen the N332 saying that...

CHRISTMAS COMES TO CARTAGENA

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In many places around the world it´s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and now the social centre in Cartagena is no different,...

N332 VISITS TRACS IN TORREVIEJA

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The N332 Road Safety Project Roadshow made another stop in Torrevieja recently, giving a presentation to the popular TRACS social and networking group. Around 100...

NEGLECTED CROSSINGS A ‘DANGER’ TO RESIDENTS

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Surface markings, including centre lines and zebra crossings, have badly faded on majority of the roads in and around the Orihuela Costa putting motorists...

GOVERNMENT DELAYS WITH TORREVIEJA REQUESTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO N332

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According to the Torrevieja mayor, Jose Manuel Dolon, the situation faced by drivers as they attempt to navigate the section of the N332 between...

ANOTHER CRAZY DAY IN TORREVIEJA

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Emergency services and police faced numerous alarms last Tuesday the most serious of which included a bather in distress and the disappearance of children,...

KEEP COOL WHILST DRIVING

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Being comfortable when driving is essential to staying safe on the roads, not because we want to feel particularly relaxed when we drive, but...