By Cathy Elelman • 26 June 2020 • 9:41
SPAIN’S Traffic department is using camouflaged vans to catch out drivers using mobile phones at the wheel.
The DGT Directorate General of Traffic has chosen these kinds of vehicles for the job because they’re higher than ordinary cars and give a clearer vision of what motorists are doing while driving, Spanish media reported.
Drivers’ platform SocialDrive claims unmarked vans including Renault Masters and Ford Transit Customs, driven by uniformed Guardia officers and equipped with radars, have been spotted on national highways around the country.
Most recently, SocialDrive says, they have been seen operating between Valencia and Alicante, while earlier on in the year they were active further south, including on the A7 in Almeria and Malaga.
Motorists caught using mobiles and driving at the same time face possible fines of €200 and losing three points from their licences.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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