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