Motorcyclist accidents on the rise, the worst in five years

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Twenty motorcyclists have died on Andalusian roads this summer, the worst figures in the last five years.

A total of 20 motorcyclists have died on the roads of Andalusia during the months of July and August, which are the worst figures during the summer period in last five years. In 2015 there were 15 recorded fatal motorcyclist accidents, 11 in 2016 and 10 in 2017. Last year the data rose to 16 deaths.

July has been the worth month with 11 registered deaths. Several of these fatal accidents due to accidents with crash-barriers, though the principal motive of these fatal accidents are collisions with other vehicles.


Mopeds, motorcycles and scooters are frequently used vehicles in Spain, especially Andalusia where the weather permits motorcycles to be used almost all-year-round.

Mopeds are also frequently used with young adults. From the age of 15, you are entitled to ride a moped up to 50cc (45 kph maximum speed) but must first pass a simple road safety test and obtain written permission from a parent or guardian. A provisional driving license is also a requirement.

If you are not a Spanish resident, you must be at least 16 years of age before you can legally ride a moped in Spain.



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