Category: Driving

Hundreds of Children Put at Risk

In the latest seven-day campaign that saw intensified surveillance for the use of seatbelts and child restraint systems, 240 children were found travelling in vehicles without any kind of safety retention system being used. Of the 240 children found not Read More …

One in Four Cyclists Test Positive for Alcohol

Startling statistics produced by the Madrid Municipal Police have revealed that during their campaigns to test for cyclists who have consumed alcohol, one in four tested positive. Since 2010, a total of 659 alcohol tests have been performed on cyclists, Read More …

Little Drummer Boy Caught

In a recent patrol by a Pegasus-equipped DGT helicopter, flying observers noticed a driver carrying out an unusual procedure behind the wheel, something they had never seen before, and, although the Pegasus cameras were perhaps not the fame and coverage Read More …

N332 RoadWatch – Issue 6

Easter is here, and so are the countless tourists who are moving through the country, as one of the busiest times on the roads takes hold. In this issues, we look at the special operation that is taking place around Read More …

Warning over Breathalyser Scam

A warning has been issued over a fake notice that is being distributed through social media, warning that it is now mandatory for all vehicles in Spain to carry portable breathalysers. Firstly, the notice regarding the mandatory requirements are totally Read More …

European Road Statistics Published

The European Commission has published the latest accident figures for the whole European continent: 25,500 people died and 135,000 were seriously injured in road traffic incidents on European roads during 2016. This supposes a reduction of 2% in the number Read More …

Crash Barriers to be Replaced

The Spanish Government has unanimously approved a motion calling for measures to improve the safety motorcycle riders, including the replacement of crash barriers with alternative deflection equipment in areas prone to high motorbike casualty figures. The motion was presented by Read More …

Preparing for Easter

As one of the busiest periods of the year on Spain´s roads gets underway, the DGT has launched a special operation to ensure the safest and smoothest flow of traffic, as the sharp increase in vehicles offers a potential for Read More …

Spain Asks For Help Policing Foreign Drivers

Spain´s DGT has called for strengthened mechanisms to be implemented to simplify sanctions of foreign drivers, after Brussels denounces the lack of cooperation between countries. DGT officials in Malta, where the EU High Level Road Safety Group meeting was held, Read More …