Category: Driving

First Fatality Involving Self-Driving Car

The American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into the death of a person in control of a self-driving vehicle. The investigation was launched after a collision between a Tesla Model S, which was on Read More …

Things are Not Always What They Seem

When officers from the Guardia Civil thought they were about to file a typical complaint of a driver of a passenger car diving in a restricted lane, they became surprised by what they found whilst processing the complaint. The vehicle Read More …

Roadside Robbers Arrested on A7 Motorway

Officers from the Guardia Civil in Murcia have arrested two people on suspicion of being involved in a spate of robberies on the A7 motorway. The officers were involved in preventative duties in the Guadalentín area when they were notified Read More …

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One Drive – Six Distractions

Focussing on the task in hand is the only way of staying as safe as possible when driving, thus, avoiding distractions is crucial to keeping our attention on the roads. According to a study conducted by BP, Castrol and RACE, Read More …

Keep Cool Whilst Driving

Being comfortable when driving is essential to staying safe on the roads, not because we want to feel particularly relaxed when we drive, but if we feel uncomfortable then the situation itself can lead to distractions, in much the same Read More …

Beware of Fire Risks

Spain is currently on a heightened alert status for the risk of forest fires, a devastating phenomenon that can take lives, livelihoods and homes, and a situation which is usually caused by simple neglect. In Spain, it is estimated that Read More …

Focus on Distractions This Week

All this week and through the weekend, officers from the Guardia Civil traffic department, supported by colleagues in both the National and Local police, will be carrying out increased surveillance on the roads to try to combat one of the Read More …

Traffic Officers Injured in Pursuit Crash

Two Guardia Civil traffic officers were injured when their vehicles crashed during a pursuit. The officers were following a Skoda through the province of Zaragoza for around an hour on Saturday after the vehicle failed to stop at three traffic Read More …