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More than 28% of Drivers in Fear of Driving

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More than 28% of drivers suffer from amaxophobia, that is, fear of driving. This affects men and women almost equally, although men are more reluctant to acknowledge it publicly. The CEA Foundation launched a specific group therapy 8 years ago, through which more than 500 drivers have already passed, 80% of whom have overcome their …

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Seat Belt Reluctance

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Last year, despite mobility restrictions due to the pandemic, almost 2,900 drivers were reported on two or more occasions in the same year for not wearing a seatbelt. This is a large number of repeat drivers and a number that has changed little in recent years. A worrying fact if we take into account that, …

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American Airlines Restarting Multiple Transatlantic Routes Including Madrid And Barcelona

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In encouraging news for international travel, American Airlines is increasing its Summer schedule by restarting ten routes to the US from airports in the UK and Europe. These include flights from major travel hubs including Barcelona El Prat, Dublin, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid Barajas, Milan Malpensa, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rome Fiumicino. As part …

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Airbags for Motorcyclists Campaign

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The Asociación Nacional de Empresas del Sector de Dos Ruedas (Anesdor), an association which is formed of companies working in the two-wheeled motoring sector, along with the Real Automóvil Club de España (RACE), have launched a campaign which focusses on the use of airbags for motorcyclists. The campaign, accompanied by the hashtag #PonteUnAirbag, aims to …

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Arrivals to England – including Brits – will need to show...

Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up …

ARE THE LATEST VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMS REDUCING ROAD SAFETY MORE THAN...

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New study finds in-vehicle infotainment systems are impacting significantly on driving performance Stopping distances, lane control and response to external stimuli all negatively...

Keeping kids safe when you’re out and about

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Helping kids stay safe when you’re out and about can be challenging, especially when your attention is on other things. The younger they are, the...

Spain upgrade safe drinking tap water

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A tap on the shoulder to USA - as Spain upgrade safe drinking tap water pipe-networks Drinking tap water in Spain is safe. However...

Guardamar awards contract for Lifeguard service

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The City Council of Guardamar del Segura has awarded Cruz Roja, the Red Cross, the rescue, first aid, and lifeguard service on its beaches...

SECURITY CAMERAS IN LOS MONTESINOS IMPROVE CITIZEN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY

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By Andrew Atkinson AFTER years of concerns by the public Los Montesinos Town Hall are set to instal security cameras in the Vega Baja hamlet,...

Giant Portuguese man o ‘war washed ashore

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By Andrew Atkinson A giant Portuguese man o 'war jellyfish - annually common in the Costas - has been washed ashore in Sandbanks, Dorset! The man...

A Puzzled Driver

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The DGT has published a video recorded by one of the Pegasus equipped helicopters, which shows a driver concentrating less on the road, and more on the puzzling dilemma in his hands. In the footage we see that the driver has taken both hands off the steering wheel in order to manipulate a Rubik’s Cube. …

A Puzzled Driver

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The DGT has published a video recorded by one of the Pegasus equipped helicopters, which shows a driver concentrating less on the road, and more on the puzzling dilemma in his hands. In the footage we see that the driver has taken both hands off the steering wheel in order to manipulate a Rubik’s Cube. …

Lifeguards accuse employers of labour exploitation

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Lifeguard Professionals employed in private pools say that they have had enough of the uncertainty and the instability of their situations, in many cases...

What is the cost of a young life?

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Virtually every summer there are drownings in private community swimming pools across the province, and only last week, at the Aldeas de Aguamarina urbanisation...

La Mata Beach Emergency Drills

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Torrevieja’s Councillor for Emergencies, Federico Alarcón, was on hand on Monday to see an emergency drill carried out on La Mata Beach, during which...

Scooter Recall

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The electric scooter company Xiaomi, one of the most popular manufacturers of electric scooters purchased in Spain, has recalled one of its products due to safety concerns. According to the company, it is some of their model, “Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter M365”, of which some 500 units have been found to be defective. The fault …

Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre Licence Granted

The Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre in Torrevieja has finally been granted an opening licence, after all relevant compliances have been satisfied. The centre, which opened in 2005, had been operating without the necessary licence, which ensures safety and security protocols are in place, amongst other things, and suffered a closure to the public as …

Little Governmental sympathy for latest Costa Demo

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There seems to be little sympathy from the government once again for the latest in a multitude of protests organised on the Orihuela Costa...

7 day lifeguard service on Torrevieja beaches

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Javier Manzanares, the councillor responsible for Torrevieja’s beaches, said he was delighted that the council was now able to introduce a lifeguard service seven...

Mojácar Council Organizes Safety Talk For Foreign Residents

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Mojácar Council and the Red Cross, along with the Guardia Civil, put on a talk in English to local residents over 65 at the...

VEGA BAJA FIREFIGHTERS BAN OVERTIME IN PROTEST

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Firefighters from Almoradí, Orihuela and Torrevieja have said on Monday that they will refuse to carry out any overtime until 1st December The protest is...