Changes to Traffic Laws in 2018 – Change to the Penalty Points System

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14th February 2018

During 2017 a number of changes have been proposed and announced by the DGT, which will affect all drivers on Spain ́s roads. With the main objective of reducing road traffic incidents and, reducing the risk of serious injury or death, many of the changes are already prepared and will start to come into force from the end of January. One of these changes is the Change to the Penalty Points System. The implementation of…

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Road deaths up, accidents down in first half of 2017 in Portugal

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5th July 2017

Accidents on Portugal’s roads have, during the first six months of this year, caused 237 deaths. This is 44 more deaths then during the first half of last year, according to figures from the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR). With regards to accidents, close to 61,000 accidents were registered between January and June 2017, which is several hundred fewer than during the same period of 2016. According to the Authority, the districts with the highest…

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Portuguese government approves plan to reduce road deaths by half

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24th April 2017

The Portuguese government has approved the National Strategic Road Safety Plan (PENSE 2020), which includes 108 measures focused on reducing road deaths by half by 2020.   PENSE was approved on Wednesday in a cabinet meeting following a public consultation. It’s targets include reducing the number of road traffic accident deaths by 56% and serious injuries by 22% by 2020, compared to figures in 2010.   PENSE 2020’s strategic objectives include “improving management of road…

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National speed system nears completion as more radars are installed on roads

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10th April 2017

The National Speed Control System (SINCRO) project has this week taken a firm step closer to being complete after more radars were installed on the country’s roads, including traffic hotspots such as the EN125, in Lagoa, Algarve. However, of the 50 radars that make up the €3.19 million project, around half (21) are in Greater Lisbon, and only 30 actually have fixed radars in them. Those that do have the speed-control apparatus in them, however,…

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Portugal tops for road safety progress

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10th April 2017

Portugal has continued its unrivalled improvement in road safety. Figures published this week by the European Commission show that Portugal has reduced the number of fatalities by the highest percentage of any European country, with road deaths plummeting by 40 percent since 2010. Brussels said that while Portugal saw fatalities on its roads drop by 10 percent between 2015 and 2016, it fell from 80 to 57 fatalities per one million inhabitants in the space…

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Spanish Government Approves Blue Lights for All Emergency Vehicles

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2nd March 2017

The Congressional Road Safety Commission have approved the move for all emergency service vehicles to use blue lights, rather than amber, in line with the EU. Traditionally, only the security services such as the Guardia Civil and police would use blue lights when operating as priority vehicles, with ambulances, fire and other priority vehicles using orange lights, the same as slow moving or special vehicles, which some drivers found confusing. The change has already been…

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