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07 May 2010 12:00 AM by bodyworker Star rating in By the Mar menor. 34 posts Send private message


A friend of mine has a uk reg car ,he's had it here 15 months.  He has valid spanish insurance and because his mot ran out he got a spanish itv. He also wanted to confirm he would be insured and so he wrote to his insurer, he has now recieved a letter saying his insurance is covered with this itv.

He got pulled over the other day by the Guadia civil for 'a routine check' after the spanish inquisition in perfect english the officer then told him the car was illegal and need to change the plates etc now!

Oh and make sure you have the original documents not copies...they dont accept them...

This followed by a fine of 450 euros and  was made to take the vehicle off the road untill the plates were changed.

I have within the last few days heard of a chap in a village who had a similar problem.  They just impounded his car!

An ex bank manager friend  was driving with his wife the other day, suddenly a guadia civil car pulled in front of them.  Routine check again..and then said 'you were driving to close to that cyclist' and gave them a fine of 150 euros.

They were not happy especially when there never was a cyclist on the road...

Unfortunately it is your word against there's there solicitor told them.

I have also heard of guadia civil charging people for rolling over a stop line on the road.

We are going through a tough time at the moment and so just keep an eye out and keep to the speed limits and road signs.  As we are in a crisis, it appears they need to get some revenue in anyway it takes!  Look after your money rather than give it away to them

Good luck and Happy motoring

Kind regards



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