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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Tenerife

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...

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...

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 Sat, Sep 24, 2005

British couple killed in Tenerife smash

Guardia Civil officers in Tenerife are investigating the circumstances leading up to a traffic accident in the south of Tenerife last night which cost the lives of a British couple, who were unable to avoid a head on...

Transport Wed, May 11, 2005

Three Brits arrested after hit and run

Three British citizens have been arrested and charged with attempted murder in Tenerife after the vehicle they were travelling in allegedly ploughed into a fourth British man and then drove off without stopping. The...

Transport Wed, Mar 23, 2005

Man found in boot of towed away car

A 24 year old man was found inside the boot of a vehicle three hours after it had been towed away by Local Police officers in Santa Cruz de Tenerife for being illegally parked. A police source explained that they still...

Development minister opens new bridge on La Palma
Transport Sun, Dec 19, 2004

Development minister opens new bridge on La Palma

Magdalena Alvarez inaugurated the "Los Tilos" road bridge on the island of La Palma yesterday, which is the longest bridge in the world without supporting pillars. The development minister said that the 357m...

10 children and lady driver hurt in school bus smash
Transport Fri, Sep 24, 2004

10 children and lady driver hurt in school bus smash

Ten children and the lady driver of their school bus were slightly injured yesterday lunchtime after a collision with a wall on the Valle Tabares road near the town of La Laguna. The accident occurred at 12.33pm local...

Transport Wed, Jun 2, 2004

Tram construction forces street closures

Work will start tomorrow in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on a new tram network designed to ease traffic problems in the island´s capital. It is hoped that the project will be completed in three years time. The first stage...

Transport Mon, May 3, 2004

Teenager dies in dustcart smash

A 17 year old youth lost his life early yesterday morning when the car he was travelling in was involved in a collision with a refuse collection lorry near Vecindario. The 21 year old driver of the Renault Megane and...

Transport Fri, Apr 30, 2004

New south Tenerife motorway will have 3 lanes

The new south Tenerife motorway will have three lanes in both directions up until the Güímar tunnels. The work started several weeks ago, and is expected to be completed by summer 2006. Currently, around 80,000...

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