Speeding around the urb.

It saddens me to say that another much loved pet has had to die on Calle Luis De Gongora because certain people will not obey the speed limit of 40 kph. As we all know some cats cannot be kept in, it is not in their nature and in this case a beautiful cat has been killed, it had only been in La Marina for two weeks after coming from the U.K. To make matters worse most of the people I see speeding past my house have to brake quite hard as they are turning in to consum car park. How much longer before we have a human victim. Please slow down.

I agree with you. The speed most drivers keep is to high in the urb.
I have noticed new 40 signs in the Lidl Mercadona area and also on the street between the urb. and that area. So 40 km/h is the maximum speed. Everywhere!
My dear opponent Alan will probably object to this comment coming from me. I will not be surprised.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2014-11-10 11:53:07 UTC

How can anyone object to your comment, 40 k.p.h. is the law it is as simple as that, if people have something to say then they must be idiots. One of these days we will have a human victim, we had a very bad accident last year and luckily nobody was seriously injured that time. SPEED KILLS animals and humans. It is time the police enforced the law.

Commented Trevor Wheatley in La Marina 2014-11-10 21:12:24 UTC

I do feel sorry for you, loss of a pet is very sad. I am not sure, but it may be worth contacting traffico regards speeding. The local Police are only bothered about parking etc

Commented Benjamin in La Marina 2014-11-13 08:48:42 UTC

Let's hope the warning of speed cameras in the urbanization dampen the speed. By the way has anyone seen such a camera in urbanization?

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2014-11-15 21:16:08 UTC

I have seen one of the Guardia Civil unmarked cars photo speed trapping on the road down from Consum almost outside Trevor s house in fact, this was a couple of months ago just after the warning signs went up.

Commented zenophant in La Marina 2014-11-16 10:44:31 UTC

I would just like to add, the cat that was killed was not my cat but it was very sad, the poor animal was killed outside my house and the owners came and took the cat away, the really sad thing is that it was killed because of another persons stupidity.

Commented Trevor Wheatley in La Marina 2014-11-16 12:33:56 UTC

It is strange,that while the 40 kph seems to be the main topic, Is anybody aware of the date that more speed limits etc . come into force in Spain. I mean the ones that were still in the consultation stage in June and were said to become law after the Summer. Some of these make interesting reading. The speed limit would be reduced to 30kph on most rural roads, you will have to drive at least half the speed limit of the road you are driving on except for cyclists and drivers of agricultural machinery. Cyclists would be advised to ride on single carriageway roads in the centre of the carriageway not as at present when they ride single file on the inside of the carriageway.The wearing of safety headgear for cyclists was amended in the summer, It will also be illegal to walk along a designated cycle path ,but you may walk across it . Some other speed limits also noted, I just wondered if anyone knew the official start date. Just to keep reindeer smiling, yes I am well pleased with some of the new rules, But there again I do most of my travelling by bicycle.

Commented Alan in La Marina 2014-11-18 10:05:14 UTC

The police can get a lot of money if they control the speed of the drivers. And there are more income-generating activities. For example, to check that cars stop at stop signs and that drivers do not cross the white lines. One good example is the left turn from the petrol station

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2014-11-20 10:30:07 UTC

The police should be more proactive in catching people who drink and drive....you wouldn't do it in England in fear of losing your licence, paying fines and possibly losing your job, so why do people think they can do it in Spain??

Commented Vicky in La Marina 2014-11-20 19:34:29 UTC

Sweeping statement that how do you know people drink and drive do you go round the bars and look for them

Commented david in La Marina 2014-11-21 08:23:02 UTC

Drunk driving law by country:
Spain: 0.05% (0.25 mg/l) [46] and 0.03% (0,15 mg/l) for drivers with less than 2 years experience
England and Wales: 0,08 %.
Bad habits are difficult to get rid of.
David you don´t have to go round the bars to look for people who drink and drive. But of course there are responsible bar-visitors who wouldn't think of driving after a few drinks. And don´t forget that about 10 % of the people in our society are alcoholics.

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2014-11-21 13:02:47 UTC

No David I don't hang around the bars, but I do frequent some of the bars around the area and have seen on several occasions that people have quite a few drinks then climb into a car......it just irritates the hell out of me because one of my best friends was killed by a drunk driver. I'm not tying everyone with the same brush, however some people reading this will know someone who has done this and nothing is done about it.
Maybe David, you have done it in the past, hence the comment???
The only people who get hurt are usually the by-passer or careful driver.

Commented Vicky in La Marina 2014-11-21 18:24:13 UTC

Well said 'reindeer keeper', I was just making an observation that people can relate to a dead animal being hit by a speeding car (that may or may not have had a driver who could have had a drink beforehand????) but wouldn't think twice about drinking in a bar with friends and then allowing them to drive away after a good 'session'.

Commented Vicky in La Marina 2014-11-21 18:28:05 UTC

Don't forget the ones that park away from the bar down the road round the corner thinking that no one will notice them, so making it seem all right then to drive home as its only on the urb down the road

Commented 2nd Casa in La Marina 2014-11-21 21:19:50 UTC

UK - automatic 12 month ban for drink driving.
Spain - 40 hours community service and no ban (this punishment was imposed on an acquaintance of mine in a court in Elche)

Which country takes the matter more seriously, would you suggest?

Commented lamarinatony in La Marina 2014-11-21 23:22:13 UTC

Penal Sanctions: The offence and the penalty imposed are regulated under the article 379 of the penal code which states: “Whoever drives a motor vehicle or a motorcycle while under the influence of toxic drugs, narcotics, psychotropic substances or alcoholic beverages will be punished with imprisonment of three to six months or a fine of six to twelve months (each day fined with a certain amount to be determined at court) and if necessary community work from 31 to 90 days, in all cases the deprivation of the right to drive motor vehicles and motorcycles for a period of more than one year and up to four years.”

Commented reindeer keeper in La Marina 2014-11-22 10:29:03 UTC