Tagged: Fines and Sanctions

Alcohol Limits and Penalties

It is often not realised that the maximum permitted alcohol limit in Spain is considerably lower than many other European countries, including the UK. It is also worth noting that these limits are precisely that, a maximum that is permitted. Read Full Article…

Getting Fined Without Moving

Excessive speed or driving whilst using a mobile phone are two of the most common causes for which you can receive a traffic sanction, but it is also possible to be fined without your vehicle moving, and not only for Read More …

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Cyclists – Know the Law

It is probably safe to say that all road users have witnessed a bicycle rider going through a red light or riding on the pavement, a practice that many find frustrating, but always one that raises the same question, are Read More …

Types of Traffic Monitoring Devices

Spain operates a network of traffic monitoring devices, not only looking for drivers who are speeding and those who skip trough red lights, but the new range monitors for such bad practices as using a mobile phone and the use Read More …

Bank Account Seized for Not Paying Fines

The importance of ensuring that the information relating to your driving licence is correct has been highlighted to a former resident of Elche recently, who discovered that he had been clocking up traffic fines without receiving notifications. The problem only Read More …

Blocking Junctions

Offence: Blocking Junctions. When you stop at a junction, if you block the passage of other vehicles, you face a fine. Fine: 200 euro Reason: The idea of junctions is to allow traffic to flow in different directions safely. If a junction is Read More …

Insecure Animals in the Vehicle

Offence: Insecure Animals in the Vehicle. Having an animal in the vehicle that could interfere with the driver can result in a fine, so a dog sat loose on the front seat for example is not allowed. Carrying animals which are Read More …

Using Your Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

Offence: Using Your Mobile Phone Whilst Driving. Using your mobile phone when driving also carries a fine, even if you are holding it on “speaker”, you are still holding and using your mobile. You are also not allowed to wear any Read More …