Cyclists have alcohol limits

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Q.

Two weeks ago, we responded to a series of questions about riding a bicycle. We said that no alcohol limits applied to riders of bicycles. We have now been corrected by a friend who teaches the rules at a Spanish driving school. We express our thanks to her for setting us straight.

 


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THE same alcohol limits that apply to drivers of automobiles also apply to riders of bicycles and even to pedestrians. These limits would come into effect if an inebriated cyclist causes an accident which involves motor vehicles, or if a drunken pedestrian wanders into the road and causes an accident to happen. It is unlikely that the police would stop and fine a bicycle rider who is weaving a bit in the road or someone stumbling along the beachfront promenade, but the possibility is there. If a bicycle rider has no automobile licence, he cannot lose any points, but he can be fined. And if it can be shown that he is the direct cause of an accident, other charges can be brought against him.

Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana & Associates in Fuengirola at [email protected], or call 952 667 090.

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