ITV demands redundent documents to pass your car

The Andalusian ITV network has announced that as from today it will be obligatory to show your vehicle is insured in order to pass your (MOT) inspection. This redundent piece of paper that they are demanding must show proof of payment, period of insurance, type of cover, vehicle ID and the insurance company. VEIASA, the public company that owns the ITV network, says it is obliged to ask for the paperwork under the 2015 traffic Continue reading ITV demands redundent documents to pass your car

19 arrested in Almería for forcing abortions for the insurance money

A major police operation last night and today have resulted in 19 people being arrested in Almeria city for running an insurance scam in which women became pregnant, aborted, and then claiming they had miscarried due to traffic accidents, for the insurance money. 12 of the people arrested are women. Charges levied appear to be defrauding insurance companies, illegal abortion and belonging to a criminal gang. Women involved in the scam would fall pregnant. Once Continue reading 19 arrested in Almería for forcing abortions for the insurance money

Calls for local mobility scooter regulations

There are suggestions that local councils should consider regulating the use of mobility scooters after an apparent increase of the number of people using them on the public road. Benidorm council recently had to regulate their use and other tourism centres are studying their example. Such vehicles are not regulated under Spanish traffic law. Insurance is not required for mobility scooters, and no vehicle tax is applied. Local police across the Levante have been surprised Continue reading Calls for local mobility scooter regulations

Garrucha false teeth insurance scam

A 69 year old man from Garrucha has been arrested after he claimed to have been mugged for his false teeth in a bid for the insurance money. The pensioner filed a police report saying that at 9pm on June 14th he had been mugged on Garrucha high street by two “furriners” who got away with his wallet and his false teeth. Police were suspicious of the claim, and the Guardia investigated. It turns out that Continue reading Garrucha false teeth insurance scam