Traffic laws to be explained in English
A group of Guardia Civil traffic officers will be hosting presentations on Spanish traffic laws in Albir, Calpe and Jávea.
MOVING to and driving in a foreign country can be daunting and many people are left confused by the seemingly changing traffic rules and regulations.
What documentation needs to be kept on you when driving, the consequences of not having your licence with you, driving with flipflops, smoking while driving, what to do when you have a traffic accident, steps to follow when buying and selling a car here, and probably the most contentious issue for British drivers - the roundabout rules, the bane of every driver's journey!
Even those that have lived here for many years are often bewildered about these matters, despite taking to the roads almost daily and just hoping that their drive will be uneventful and get them to their end destination without altercation.
Many Brits continue to drive their UK-plated cars. Is this legal, and if so, for how long can you do so? Listening to someone down the local bar with their so-called expert opinion, just because they have lived here for umpteen years, should be taken with a big pinch of salt. But now you can find out the truths, do’s and don’ts of the Spanish roads directly from the horse's mouth – the Spanish Guardia Civil de Tráfico Officers who run the N332 Facebook group.
They will be holding three presentations in this region on Wednesday, April 18 to talk about these plus many other issues – and most importantly, it will all be in English. The 45minute presentation will include a video to highlight some points and finish with a question and answer session from the audience.
The first session will take place in Albir, at the Frax Foundation on the beachfront, starting at 10.30. They will then move on to the Salon Blau in Calpe, starting at 12.30, and lastly on to the Jávea Social Centre for 16.00.
For those that live and drive here, your only interaction with Tráfico officers up to now may have been being pulled over at the roadside. Now you can meet them in person and ask any burning questions that have been vexing you.