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UK embassy offers update on driving licence debacle, but still with no end in sight

THE UK Embassy in Spain released an update on Monday about the ongoing driving licence debacle, but it will provide little comfort for those...

DGT’s festive drugs and alcohol campaign in Spain’s Andalucia sees 47 drivers a day caught under influence of alcohol...

THE DGT’s (General Directorate of Traffic) six-day festive drugs and alcohol campaign, carried out at the start of the month between December 5-11, has...

‘Don’t take psychophysical aptitude test too soon’, driving licence debacle victims in Spain warned

VICTIMS of the ongoing UK driving licence debacle have been warned not to take their ‘psychophysical aptitude test’ too early, given that the results...

Driver in Spain’s Malaga investigated for identity theft and speeding at 169 km/h in 80 zone

THE Guardia Civil is investigating two people for speeding and identity fraud. The investigation was initiated last September 12, when a fixed radar installed on...

British embassy warns of possible scams targeting residents of Spain holding UK driving licences

THE BRITISH embassy in Spain has issued a warning that scammers may be trying to take advantage of the driving licence debacle, with “offers...

‘IT’S unfair and disgusting’: Readers affected by UK driving licence debacle share their stories with The Olive Press

FIVE calendar months have now passed since British residents of Spain who are without a valid driving licence have been unable to legally take...

Woman arrested after driving wrong way up Madrid motorway in bid to avoid paying a toll

SPAIN'S Civil Guard has arrested a woman in Madrid after she drove the wrong way up the R-3 motorway – in an apparent bid...

Swimming pools, slides, cemeteries… Are these the weirdest roundabouts in Spain? 

IT'S no surprise the rule-loving Brits were the first to invent the roundabout but Spain's has transformed them into some examples of the truly...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Main text for agreement set out in breakthrough for Brits driving in Spain

THE UK EMBASSY in Spain has announced the main text for an agreement to allow Brits resident in Spain to swap their licences for...

Keep on moving: Marbella can be a dangerous drive

THE busy start to the summer, as tourists arrive in significant numbers, has already shown some worrying signs. The first of these has been online...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Brits considering leaving Spain following driving licence saga

THE OLIVE PRESS is calling for a resolution to the ongoing saga of Brits who, since May 1, are no longer legally allowed to...

U-Turn Campaign: More support our fight to get Brit residents back on the roads in Spain

THE OLIVE PRESS'S campaign to allow Brits without a Spanish licence back on the road is gathering momentum. Scott Marshall, the Councilor of Tourism, Immigration,...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: How Spain’s driving ban on Brits compares to other EU nations

MOST European countries are happy to allow Brits to swap their driving licences for domestic ones. Indeed, the rules for expats to drive are more...

Get This In Reverse: The Olive Press demands urgent action to restore driving rights to thousands of UK licence...

THE OLIVE PRESS is launching a campaign to demand a U-turn in draconian new rules stopping thousands of British expats from driving in Spain. We...

Brits in Spain launch petition to call for driving licence recognition

A PETITION has been launched by British expats calling for the Spanish government to recognise British driving licences. British and Spanish authorities have been involved...

Getting Testy: Issues mount for British expats in Spain unable to drive after failure to strike post-Brexit licence deal

THOUSANDS of British expats have been left unable to drive legally in Spain after the failure to strike a bilateral deal.  And they are getting...

Is it illegal to drive while wearing flip flops in Spain?

WITH temperatures soaring across Spain, drivers have been reminded to think twice about what footwear they wear when they get behind the wheel as...

Blanca Cars: The top 10 tips for driving in Spain

Read on for the top 10 tips for driving in Spain as told to us by thousands of expat customers. As a leading expat-focused car...

Breakdown: Chaos as thousands of British expats in Spain no longer allowed to drive with UK licence

THOUSANDS of Brits across Spain are now unable to drive after an extension period that allowed Brits to use their British driving licence in...

New driving rules you need to know about that come into force in Spain on March 21

SPAIN'S revised Traffic and Road Safety Law (BOE) comes into effect on March 21 but has already made headlines for its harsher penalties. Not that...

Why motorists in Spain could be fined €200 for wearing a winter coat

RIVERS in Spain are being warned to be careful what they wear this winter behind the wheel because some warm clothing could see them hit...

UPDATE: UK requests further extension to driving licence exchange for Brits in Spain post-Brexit

THE British Ambassador in Madrid confirmed that the UK has requested Spain to extend the post-Brexit driving licence exchange deadline yet again while negotiations...

Time running out as deadline approaches for driving licence exchange for Brits resident in Spain

AFTER February 28, British residents in Spain will no longer have an automatic legal right to drive using their British licence unless there is...

DGT attempts to solve the mystery of how to navigate a roundabout in Spain without causing an accident

SPAIN'S DGT have issued a new plea to drivers in Spain to learn how to navigate around roundabouts safely after it emerged one in...

VIDEO: Car crashes through tables on busy terraza in Spain’s Marbella injuring at least 10 people

THE driver crashed into multiple bars and restaurants on Monday afternoon (19 June) after apparently losing control of the car. The car careened down Miguel...

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