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

tachograph manipulations.