More than 300 deficient vehicles ticketed in Torrevieja

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IN TORREVIEJA the joint task force actions of the National and Valencian Autonomous Police backed up by Policia Local and Guardia Civil, resulted in 323 vehicles being stopped or identified as not having legal papers, with even cars being impounded during the first half of February, 2012.

Efforts were again stepped up on Monday, February 27, with controls set-up around Torrevieja Urbanisations of Los Balcones, Los Altos, La Siesta-Chaparral and San Luis, where for years, residents have been complaining about vehicles that have been driven with expired tax discs, on UK instead of Spanish plates and especially cars without current MOT or ITV certificates.

Torrevieja’s Councillor for Public Safety, Eduardo Gil Rebollo, reported that during the month of February and moving to March, 21012, that the joint task force will be intensifying their efforts of preventive security controls by the Local Police and Regional Police in the City’s urbanizations.

The controls will also be moving into urban areas and major thoroughfares of Avenida Gregorio Marañón, Pintor Sorolla and José María Pereda, to name but a few, during March.

You should expect to see at least two major control days per month, not only to identify cars or drivers lacking the correct paperwork but also to identify possible fraudulent proceedings, suspicious activities and illegal businesses.

Eduardo Gil Rebollo reported that the controls are to be extended around the city in the near future to help eliminate the sale of counterfeit goods on Torrevieja’s streets, the waterfront area and the market on Fridays.

Rebollo also emphasized that this monitoring of illegal activities is very important to help increase security levels throughout the numerous developments of Torrevieja, and that, increasingly, more people are now able to relax and live in a more stable and security conscious environment in Torrevieja, throughout the year.

By Keith Nicol

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