Driver fined €2,000 and loses eight points off his licence for mobile phone use

Driver fined 2,000 euros and loses eight points off his license for mobile phone use. image: Pixabay

A Driver has been fined almost €2,000 and lost eight points off his licence for using a mobile phone while driving.

A driver was stopped and fined by police in Illa de Arousa, Galicia, when they saw that he was in charge of a vehicle while using his mobile phone.

But there was still more fines to come. The strange attitude of the driver, a 35-year-old man led the officers to also carry out a breathalyser test, and the result was positive: it showed a rate of 0.44 mg / l. So, that was another €500 (making €900 so far) and four points.

The final icing on the cake came with the drug test, which also showed a positive result, both for THC (hashish or marihuana) and for cocaine. This time the officers imposed a new sanction on him, in this case, €1,000 and six points.

In the end, the luckless driver lost 13 points and will have to pay €1,900 in total.

Last year 870 people died in Spain due to traffic accidents. But, despite being the lowest since 1960, there are several alarm bells that downplay the good result.

A study by Línea Directa, for example, indicates that mobility restrictions should have reduced deaths by much more and that, taking this factor into account, the figure actually becomes the worst for 10 years.



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Ron Howells

Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!. Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.


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