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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Salamanca province

Motorist fined €80 'for biting his nails'
Transport Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Motorist fined €80 'for biting his nails'

A DRIVER has been fined €80 in Salamanca for 'biting his nails', according to a website which flags up speed cameras in the region of Castilla y León. The man in question was caught by the Guardia Civil at 10...

Speed camera catches hearse at 187kmph
Transport Wed, Oct 3, 2012

Speed camera catches hearse at 187kmph

A speed camera on the A-66 Autovía de la Plata near Mozárbez (Salamanca) has caught a hearse doing 187 kilometres per hour, more than double the legal speed limit for this type of vehicle. According to a source within...

Transport Mon, Jul 14, 2008

Miguel Unamuno's grand-daughter killed in road accident

Carmina Unamuno (77) died yesterday in a road traffic accident in Montejo (Salamanca) in which her husband, the newspaper columnist Luis Sánchez (85), was also killed. The grand-daughter of the writer and philosopher,...

Return of the classy, antique car
Transport Wed, Feb 6, 2008

Return of the classy, antique car

FLYING down the highway in a 60-year-old car is really something special. Perhaps their unique design is the reason or as the cities are so jammed these days speed is no longer important. Either way, old, well-restored...

Transport Thu, Jul 27, 2006

Young woman dies after wild boar smash

A 33 year old Portuguese woman was killed after the car in which she was travelling as a passenger left the road after a collision with a wild boar near the town of La Fuente de San Esteban (Salamanca) last night. The...

41 killed in weekend traffic accidents
Transport Mon, Oct 17, 2005

41 killed in weekend traffic accidents

It has been one of the most tragic weekends of the year so far on Spanish roads. Between 3pm on Friday and midnight last night, 41 people were killed in 26 fatal accidents, the third highest weekend death toll of the...

40 killed in 32 fatal road accidents last weekend
Transport Tue, Aug 2, 2005

40 killed in 32 fatal road accidents last weekend

According to General Traffic Department statistics released this morning, a total of 40 people lost their lives in 32 fatal accidents over the weekend. Furthermore, 8 others were seriously injured and 32 were less...

Salamanca smash death toll rises to five
Transport Fri, Aug 27, 2004

Salamanca smash death toll rises to five

Five people were killed at 8.15am this morning in a head on collision involving two vehicles on the N-630 between the villages of Villares de la Reina and Castellanos de Villaquera (Salamanca). The drivers of both cars,...

Road worker dies in level crossing collision
Transport Wed, Aug 11, 2004

Road worker dies in level crossing collision

A 49 year old man was killed at 10.15am yesterday morning as a result of a collision between a goods train and a lorry on a level crossing without barriers on the outskirts of the village of Carrascal de Barregas...

Two dead and two injured after N-620 pile-up
Transport Thu, Jun 10, 2004

Two dead and two injured after N-620 pile-up

Two people died and two others were seriously injured after a multiple vehicle pile-up involving three cars and two lorries. The accident happened at 4pm on a stretch of N-620 (km 247) partially closed for repairs near...

Transport Fri, Apr 30, 2004

One dead and one seriously injured in head-on collision

One man died and two others were injured, one seriously, as a result of a collision between two cars in the village of Mozárbez (Salamanca) yesterday afternoon. According to Guardia Civil sources, the accident happened...

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