Motoring

DGT fine for wearing too warm clothes while drivingAs winter is upon us, we are all wearing a lot warmer and greater number of clothing articles when going outside, and while using our vehicles. We must be aware that,...
Spanish government wants to implement expensive parking in big citiesThe Spanish government, specifically the Ministry of Environment, already has a strategy to expel vehicles from cities, which involves the implementation of low-emission zones (LEZ) in larger cities, and in...
Around 1,000 Spanish petrol stations must install electric car charging pointsThe Government of Spain continues to move forward with its strategy for the growth of the electric car in Spain. A proposal has reportedly just been released to public...
New DGT device that detects drivers braking before speed camerasThe General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), and other authorities, are continually looking at ways of cutting the mortality rates on Spanish roads. A campaign to increase the levels of road...
IN a motoring world where cars, to the average person, all look vaguely alike, Mazda’s 3 saloon is arguably no different. It looks pleasant enough, but in reality is a design that could carry any automotive badge. Sit behind...
Be prepared for DGT fines you could face this winterIn the same way that there are certain traffic fines that are more frequent during the summer months, there are other penalties that are very common during the cold winter...
DGT suggestions for safer driving in snowy conditions With the DANA bringing extreme cold and snow to parts of Spain, the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has taken to its official Twitter account.  They have issued a series of recommendations...
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce that all new UK homes will be required to EV charging stations. The new requirement, which would become effective in 2022, is one of the many initiatives the UK is planning in...
Watch out! These new Spanish traffic fines could catch you out! This year, in terms of regulatory changes and driver-related offences, has been a particularly turbulent one. With a starting gun focused on electric scooter users and ending with...
Placing the ITV sticker in the correct position to avoid a fineAs drivers in Spain, we are all aware that our vehicle must periodically pass the Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV). The vehicle must pass this test in order to...
Apple to launch a car without a steering wheel or pedalsAccording to a report by journalist Mark Gurman of the Bloomberg agency, Apple plans to launch an autonomous driving vehicle in 2025. Apparently, this vehicle will not have a steering...
Lack of semiconductors increases the price of second-hand carsVehicle sales in Spain have been affected badly throughout the pandemic, but now, a failure in the supply of the components necessary to manufacture automobiles is increasing the problem. The shortage...
DGT plans to create the B1 driving licence in SpainCountries such as Portugal, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom already use the B1 driving licence, but not Spain. This could soon change, as the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT),...
New DGT winter purge can cost drivers €800The Direccion General de Trafico (DGT) is launching another large campaign on Spanish roads this winter. As we all know, the tyres of our vehicles are in constant use on the road...
DGT announces plans for extra drones and radars in 2022Pere Navarro, head of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), announced this Tuesday, November 16, his plans for 2022. His intention is to add more drones, and the installation of...
What happens if I put 98 in my petrol tank instead of 95, and vice versaChoosing the correct fuel to fill your car's petrol tank is a regular, but extremely important gesture. There are different types of fuel available...
The five most dangerous roads in SpainRoad safety is high on the agenda of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) right now. Their objective is to eliminate traffic accidents on the road network throughout the country. In the last...
Repsol plans to electrify the whole of SpainEnergy companies in Spain are in the process of carrying out a significant deployment of public charging points for electric vehicles across the country. Endesa, Iberdrola, and Repsol are three of them.Josu...
Four hand signals by traffic cops that drivers must know and obeyIn large cities, it is common to see traffic police officers directing traffic, especially at times with the highest concentration of vehicles. This is normally between the hours...
Hamilton fined for celebration after Brazil winLewis Hamilton drove a stunning race to win the Brazilian Grand Prix this afternoon, Sunday, November 14. Starting from 10th on the grid, the seven-times world champion incredibly fought his way through the...
Malaga's Alvaro Fontes wins his third Spanish championship titleAlvaro Fontes won his third Spanish championship title this weekend at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Malaga-born driver, who already won the Spanish GT Championship in 2012, and the TCR category in...
DGT can fine drivers up to €1,000 for this traffic violationThe General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has posted once more on its social networks this week. The entity expressed the necessary importance of observing speed limits, and the alcohol...
The coronavirus epidemic has had unprecedented, global effects on households, raising worries about our ability to withstand long-term health and financial consequences. Recent statistics have shown that at least half of households in America's four largest cities—New York City...
The electric car market is a rapidly growing one in the UK: May 2021 recorded nearly 300,000 pure-electric cars on the roads, and more than double that in plug-in models. Sales of EVs are growing with strength due to...