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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Balearic Islands

Compulsory permits for drivers in Formentera
Transport Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Compulsory permits for drivers in Formentera

VISITORS to the smallest of the Balearic Islands who want to take their cars or motorbikes will have to apply for a permit from the regional government from summer 2019. In a bid to reduce the pressure of tourism,...

'Dieselgate' first: Court orders full refund for Škoda buyer
Transport Wed, Jan 10, 2018

'Dieselgate' first: Court orders full refund for...

THE first case of a car sale being declared null and void as a result of the 'dieselgate' scandal has been reported in Mallorca, with a judte ordering Volkswagen Audi Spain to refund nearly €20,000 to the...

No more parking outside Palma cathedral
Transport Sun, Jan 10, 2016

No more parking outside Palma cathedral

PARKING in front of Palma de Mallorca cathedral will be banned from Monday, January 18, the city council has announced. Visitors to Palma and tourists with hired cars hoping to visit the huge, splendid temple will now...

Driving theory test candidate arrested for complex 'digital' cheating system
Transport Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Driving theory test candidate arrested for complex...

TWO Chinese men have been arrested in Palma de Mallorca for cheating in their driving theory exam. One of them took the test in the main exam hall and filmed the questions, transmitting them in real time to the other,...

Classic cars take over Palma
Transport Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Classic cars take over Palma

MALLORCA'S largest-ever gathering of classic cars saw over 300 vehicles take to the streets yesterday (Sunday). They spanned decades – practically a century in some cases – and their drivers included members of...

Ferry runs aground off Formentera
Transport Thu, Feb 16, 2012

Ferry runs aground off Formentera

The Environment Minister for the Balearic Islands, Biel Company, has today given assurances that no fuel has leaked from the "Maverick Dos", the ferry that ran aground on the rocky outcrop known as Sa Torreta...

Cruise ship gangway collapses in high winds
Transport Thu, Mar 5, 2009

Cruise ship gangway collapses in high winds

One person was injured early this afternoon when a gangway joining a cruise ship to the passenger terminal in Palma harbour collapsed. Three crew members also ended up in the sea and had to be fished out by the rescue...

Three youths die in high-speed smash
Transport Mon, Jan 7, 2008

Three youths die in high-speed smash

Three young Menorcans were killed during the early hours of Sunday morning in a high-speed car crash on the ME-1 freeway between Mahón and Alaior. Crash scene investigators estimate that the car was travelling at...

Floods force closure of new Palma Metro
Transport Mon, Sep 24, 2007

Floods force closure of new Palma Metro

Regional Transport minister, Gabriel Vicens, announced today that Palma's new Metro network will be closed down indefinitely until it is possible to provide users with "a satisfactory service." Mr Vicens...

Palma zebra crossing crash driver was drunk
Transport Wed, Apr 25, 2007

Palma zebra crossing crash driver was drunk

Further details have been confirmed about an accident in Palma at 7.45am yesterday morning that left one woman dead and another seriously injured. It seems that the driver lost control when he sped into the curve of an...

Transport Tue, May 30, 2006

Three dead, one seriously injured in Ibiza pile-up

Three men died and a fourth was seriously injured last night in an accident on the C-731 between Ibiza and San Antonio involving two cars, a 4x4 and a motorbike. At around 11.30pm a car driven by a 24 year old man...

Violent scenes as police break up Ibiza freeway protest
Transport Wed, Feb 22, 2006

Violent scenes as police break up Ibiza freeway protest

There were angry scenes yesterday as 80 Guardia Civil used violent force to dispel a group of around 200 people protesting against the controversial Ibiza airport freeway project. The officers were brought in to protect...

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