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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Canary Islands

Elderly pedestrian safety focus in Tenerife
Transport Sun, Nov 5, 2017

Elderly pedestrian safety focus in Tenerife

TRAFFIC authorities are working closely with Tenerife's island government to try to prevent elderly pedestrians from being run over through a joint campaign aimed at protecting walkers most at risk. The taskforce...

British merchant ship adrift off Gran Canaria shores
Transport Tue, Aug 15, 2017

British merchant ship adrift off Gran Canaria shores

A CARGO ship loaded with ammonium nitrate is floating adrift off the coast of Gran Canaria with no crew, coastguard watchers report. The , which has a British insignia, was abandoned yesterday (Monday) when smoke began...

Storms lead to 18 cancelled flights
Transport Thu, Dec 24, 2009

Storms lead to 18 cancelled flights

EXTREME weather conditions have led to 18 flights from the Canary Islands being cancelled. Travellers have been left grounded in the airports of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro due to gale-force winds and rain. Two of...

Transport Mon, Nov 3, 2008

Young boy dies after Mom drives into sea

A 5-year-old boy died at Lanzarote General Hospital last Saturday morning after being dramatically rescued by emergency services divers from inside a sinking car that had fallen into the sea at Puerto Naos in Arrecife...

Transport Tue, Oct 28, 2008

Zebra crossing crash driver was four times over limit

It has been confirmed that the young woman responsible for a fatal collision on a zebra crossing outside La Candelaria Hospital in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at around 8am last Sunday morning, passed her driving test less...

Runaway HGV driver charged after city-centre pile-up
Transport Sun, May 11, 2008

Runaway HGV driver charged after city-centre pile-up

One man was seriously injured yesterday morning when an out-of-control HGV ploughed into five cars on the Avenida Manuel Hermoso Rojas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Five others were less seriously hurt. The driver, a 32...

First points loss driver jailed for four months
Transport Fri, Nov 3, 2006

First points loss driver jailed for four months

40 year old Miguel Medina González, the first Spanish driver to lose his driving licence since the introduction of the points scheme last July, was jailed for four months yesterday by a judge at Gran Canaria court...

Family killed by young drunk driver on zebra crossing
Transport Mon, Oct 30, 2006

Family killed by young drunk driver on zebra crossing

A couple in their sixties and their 40 year old mentally retarded daughter were knocked down and killed on a zebra crossing at around 9.40pm last Saturday night by a 21 year old local man at the wheel of a souped-up...

Transport Tue, Jun 20, 2006

Young officer knocked down directing traffic

A 31 year old Guardia Civil officer sustained a broken pelvis yesterday after being knocked down while directing traffic in Tenerife. The incident occurred shortly after 6.30pm on the Las Chafiras roundabout in the town...

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