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Spain: inspection of commercial vehicles
Published Fri, 03/11/2017 - 11:48
Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia intercepted eleven professional drivers
under the influence of drugs and two drivers under the influence of alcohol. From the
16th to the 22nd of October 2017, and within the framework of the Ministry of Development
“Commercial Vehicles Technical Inspection Plan”, Traffic Police & DGT Officers performed
various road checkpoints along the Province. A total number of 609 vehicles were checked.
Among them, eleven professional drivers were detected with a positive result in the use of
drugs (3 in cocaine & 8 in THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol). Besides, another two drivers were
detected driving under the influence of alcohol. In the course of the campaign, another 62 fines
have also been imposed because of excessive driving hours, reducing resting time or