Six points for driving with your mobile and 30 km/h on city streets
IT IS ALSO CLASSIFIED AS A SERIOUS OFFENSE “CARRYING IN THE VEHICLE” RADAR DETECTION MECHANISMS
The Council of Ministers , at its meeting this Tuesday, has approved at the proposal of the Ministry of the Interior to increase from 3 to 6 the points to be deducted for driving while holding mobile phone devices and raise from 3 to 4 those that are detracted for not wearing a seat belt, child restraint systems, helmet and other protective elements.
In addition, it explicitly incorporates the misuse of these elements as a cause of sanction (for example, wearing a safety helmet or seat belt without fastening).
As reported by the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, in the press conference after the Council of Ministers meeting, this is one of the measures included in a package of legal reforms . Specifically, they are included in the draft law that reforms the Consolidated Text of the Law on Traffic, Circulation of Motor Vehicles and Road Safety regarding card points.
Thus, “carrying in the vehicle” detection mechanisms for radars or kinemometers is classified as a serious offence, which will entail a fine of 500 euros and the loss of 3 points; and the possibility that cars and motorcycles could exceed the speed limits on conventional roads by 20 kilometers per hour (km / h) when they overtake other vehicles is eliminated .
In another vein, it includes the possibility of recovering 2 points for taking the courses on safe driving certified by the General Directorate of Traffic . “A ministerial order will develop the necessary requirements and the conditions that must be met,” the DGT has detailed.