Benidorm issues 30 fines to mobility scooter drag racers

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BENIDORM police are cracking down on mobility scooter drag racing, handing out around 30 fines in the last month to able-bodied people misusing the vehicles.

The fines ranging from €50 to €90 were introduced after the local council were informed that people were hiring the mobility aids because they are cheaper than taxis.

Benidorm has now placed a ban on their hire by people under 55 who have no physical disability. Scooters must also be logged with the local council and carry an identification number.

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Locals and visitors have reported numerous cases of scooter races, often with the drivers in fancy dress, along the streets of the resorts.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi There, we visit twice a year! & this act is long over due!! the amount of idiots, & non didabled!! (shocking) if you require a scooter! show your blue card!! & have it displayed. WELL DONE BENIDORM COUNCIL.”!! I doth my cap to all involved, keep up the good work,

  2. I so agree Robert. At times in Benidorm it is a dangerous on the pavements as it is on the roads. Young, ablebodied people , in groups, with a scooter each!!!! Double scooters for couples who can’t walk at the end of the night. Well done Benidorm Council.Let’s hope the hire companies ALL comply with the regulations.

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