Saturday, July 01, 2006

Sabia que va a pasar

This story comes as no surprise. I was surprised it took just four hours into the new licensing scheme!

Seville, 1 July, Europa Press

A youth from the Luisiana district of Seville is likely to be the first driver in Spain to lose all twelve points on his driving licence (the points system came into force at midnight 1 July). The Guardia Civil have recommended he lose all points following his arrest at 04:00 this morning for various offences.

The accused was drivng on the A-4 in Écija in a zig-zag fashion, for which reason officers of the Benemérita stopped him, as this constituted 'dangerous driving'. According to the official report, the officers saw obvious signs of drunkenness and asked the driver to give a breath test, which the youth refused.

Under the new rules, the officers asked the provincial traffic department to take away all the drivers points (12); six for dangerous driving and the rest for refusing a breath test.

Let's hope he gets the maximum penalty and the maximum publicity - there are too many idiots like him on Spanish roads.


Grumpy Goat said...

The first person to be busted for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving in the UK was within 5 hours of the law coming into force.

Being drunk at the wheel too was about as clever as an inflatable dartboard.

Compare this with the Arabian Gulf where, although illegal in law, driving whilst holding a mobile to one's ear appears to be compulsory.

Richardksa said...

My Saudi Arabian associate was very surprised to fail his UK driving test. Apparently he only drove with one hand on the wheel and the other on the gearstick to display his advanced driving skills to the examiner!!!!

ps. Just found your blog via Notes From Spain. It's gone into my favourites immediately.