First driver is banned under points based licence

27th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 October 2006, BARCELONA — Spain's points based driving licence has claimed its first victim as a driver from the Canary Islands was banned.

27 October 2006

BARCELONA — Spain's points based driving licence has claimed its first victim as a driver from the Canary Islands was banned.

The 40-year-old man, from Arucas, in Gran Canaria, lost all 12 points for driving offences committed in July.

Since the introduction of the new licence on 1 July, hundreds of Spaniards have been warned they could also lose their licences.

But bureaucratic delays meant it was not until Friday when traffic director Pere Navarro announced the first Spaniard to lose his licence.

Navarro said the process should be immediate and Spain needed to cut delays in order for it to work better.

The licence, which exists in France, Germany and Britain, was also brought in in Spain in an effort to cut the high number of deaths on the roads, caused mainly by speeding and drink and drug use.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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