By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 06 Feb 2013 • 23:30
IN the time between applying to change my UK driving licence for a Spanish one, I received a letter from the traffic authorities (DGT)) informing me that I may have six points or less.
As I had not lost any points since taking up residency, I showeed the letter to my solicitor and was told “that is just a formality” and ignored it.
On receiving my licence I decided to check my points via the DGT web site and on doing so was astounded to find I had NIL POINTS and was therefore suspended from driving for six months.
Luckily after a visit to the traffic office in Alicante the problem was diagnosed as “computer error” and I was reinstated with 12 points.
For anyone else swopping licences, check the points you have otherwise you may be in a position where if stopped by police you may be liable for arrest as a disqualified driver.
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