7 Sep, 2020 @ 14:46
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Toll-free motorway produces more journeys and fewer accidents on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Spain refuses to make the AP-7 toll road free along the Costa del Sol despite horrendous daily traffic jams - but WILL open up a toll road in Alicante

A KEY Valencian Community motorway that scrapped toll charges north of Alicante in January has seen accident rates drop over over the summer in spite of more people using the road.

The General Directorate of Traffic(DGT) in Valencia said that 78 accidents with no deaths were reported in July and August on the AP-7, 14 less than over the same two months in 2019.

The DGT added that there was an increase traffic levels on the motorway but did not quote exact figures.

Across the whole region, the DGT said there were 14 per cent fewer accidents in comparison to 2019.

There was a similar overall fall in car journeys due to reduced tourist numbers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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