Mojácar council has so far issued 10 fines of up to €300 each to youths who are being “indecorous”. The youths were breaking the infamous civic behaviour bylaw which I talk about here, which came into effect on May 26. The council told Ideal newspaper that “stag and hen parties continue in Mojácar, although we note that these groups are better behaved than they were last year. They don’t annoy families and older tourists or Continue reading Mojácar starts fining the “indecorous” youth of summer
People who purchased a car in the last decade could be entitled to a refund of up to 1500 euros after 147 dealerships across Spain were found guilty of anti-competitive practises by conspiring to keep prices of new vehicles artificially high between 2006-2013. Opel, Toyota, Hyundai, Grupo Volkswagen (Audi, VW & Seat), Land Rover, Citroën, Mitsubishi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Continue reading Brought a car 2006-2013? You could be entitled to a refund!
Eight 20 year old girls from Seville on holiday in Mojacar have been fined 601 euros apiece for “making excessive noise” in their rented villa on the very first day of their holiday, after they had been conned by their rental company. They rented an apartment over the internet from a local firm and when they got here it was “so squalid” they refused to stay in it and filed a denuncia against the company Continue reading Youths fined 5 grand for making noise in Mojacar
The traffic police (DGT) have promised to stop all hidden speed traps on all secondary roads across the nation by the end of the month. DGT mobile speed traps will now be banned from hiding behind a tree or a flyover to catch the unwary drivers below. Instead, mobile signposts will be erected along the road warning of traps and the exact location of each days speed checks will be published online at www.dgt.es The Continue reading No more hidden speed traps on secondary roads
Mojacar townhall has rejected the appeal lodged against the five €500 fines given to a bunch of youths drinking water on the beach in the summer. The youths had appealed against their fines as the first step in legally fighting the “unjust” fine. The townhall had to consider the complaint and decide whether to ratify the local police action. Naturally enough, rather than allowing the whole sorry episode to quietly drop out of the public Continue reading Mojacar refuses water fine appeal
The townhall of Mojacar has a plan to rack in the fines, by ordering the coppers to fine and fine and fine any poor sod with a wallet. This is now official Mojacar policy, after the town budget was spotted to allow for a five fold increase in fines over 2012 levels. Some numbers via ideal.es and UM, the opposition party: In 2012 the budget expected fines totalling 65,000€ to be issued. In reality, 457.000€ Continue reading Mojacar coppers ordered to issue 5 times as many fines as before
A group of youths have been fined 601€ EACH for quietly drinking and playing cards at their apartment in Mojacar. As if the stupid fine of 500€ each levied recently against some youths for drinking water on Mojacar beach wasn’t bad enough, the local police have surpassed themselves and gone into a private apartment to fine a group of youths for drinking at home. According to the complaint filed by the lawyer for the youths, Continue reading Now you can be fined 601€ EACH for drinking at home in Mojacar!
Spoke to Arturo the mayor this morning, and he confirmed that the Policia Local are using the CCTV in the village as a tool in their armoury against evil doers, nasty people, child molesters, war criminals and motorists. Actually, he first denied any knowledge of what was going on, but under pressure conceded that yes, it was possible. Sorry, but there is NO WAY that this is legal under Spanish law – Arturo said he Continue reading Yup, Turre is fining motorists via the CCTV