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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Rías Altas

Passenger complains about impromptu free ride on train
Transport Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Passenger complains about impromptu free ride on train

A TRAIN PASSENGER who got a free ride across Galicia has complained to rail board RENFE about his not having to pay for the journey. José María Lorza set off from the station in his home town of Ferrol on Spain's...

'Confused' motorist, 80, drives the wrong way down the A-6 motorway without a licence
Transport Wed, Aug 31, 2016

'Confused' motorist, 80, drives the wrong way down...

A DRIVER in his 80s has been arrested for travelling the wrong way down the A-6 motorway in the early hours of the morning. It took police 10 minutes to catch the elderly motorist after they got the call at 01.40hrs to...

Police stop woman, 85, driving wrong way down motorway
Transport Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Police stop woman, 85, driving wrong way down motorway

TRAFFIC police in the north-western region of Galicia were called out by numerous worried motorists who saw an 85-year-old woman driving the wrong way down the AP-9. Between the phone calls received, Guardia Civil...

Insurer ordered to compensate drunk driver's parents
Transport Tue, Jun 4, 2013

Insurer ordered to compensate drunk driver's parents

AN INSURANCE company has been ordered to pay 120,500 euros to the parents of a drunk driver. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by MAPFRE which alleges that the personal accident policy held by the driver, who...

Disabled man caught driving down freeway in wheelchair
Transport Wed, May 9, 2007

Disabled man caught driving down freeway in wheelchair

A 42 year old tetraplegic man -Antonio N- was intercepted by a Local Police patrol from rthe town of Narón (A Coruña) last Friday evening as he was driving down the Ferrol-Villalba freeway in his motorised wheelchair...

One third of traffic casualties failed to belt up
Transport Tue, Dec 13, 2005

One third of traffic casualties failed to belt up

According to General Traffic Department (DGT) statistics, despite an extensive media campaign conducted in October urging drivers to use front and back seatbelts, one third of the 98 people who lost their lives in...

Transport Thu, Nov 25, 2004

10,000 breath tests a day in run up to Christmas

The general director of Spain´s Traffic department, Pere Navarro Olivella, announced today in La Coruña that during the period 10-20th December, Guardia Civil traffic police will be breathalysing 10,000 motorists each...

Transport Thu, May 20, 2004

Drunk driver jailed after multiple death smash

The 34 year old driver of an Opel Corsa involved in an accident last Monday which left three members of the same family dead, has been jailed after failing an alcohol test. The accident occurred on the Coruña-Arteixo...

Fire onboard Argentinean navy ship
Transport Thu, Oct 2, 2003

Fire onboard Argentinean navy ship

Crewmembers of the Argentinian Navy Ship-School "Libertad", moored in the Galician city of Ferrol, had to be hospitalised today after inhaling smoke caused by a fire. The fire began in the area where the...

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