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by alpineSi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2313

Re: Entering Madrid by car

It's seems that for the moment, the fines are back so you will need the stickers again:

Health vs cars: judge reinstates Madrid's low emissions zone www.euronews.com/2019/07/08/health-vs-c ... sions-zone
by alpineSi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2313

Re: Entering Madrid by car

And would even up-to-date satnavs advise of or avoid them? I generally use Waze on Android for navigation and it does include an area to add passes (and toll badges). Waze.jpg In car SatNav that hasn't been updated (and doesn't know what type of car it's in) will be a problem though. A relatively e...
by alpineSi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2313

Re: Entering Madrid by car

Worth noting that the new PP Mayor of Madrid has suspended all fines in the Central Zone until 30 September. Thousands of people were protesting this decision in the 40 degree heat! As there's no fine, the system is effectively cancelled for now. https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3688197/0/acceso-mad...
by alpineSi
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Replacement number plate
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Replacement number plate

You can get them online too, which is useful if you'd rather have plastic than metal.
by alpineSi
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tenant or landlord's name for utilities?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Tenant or landlord's name for utilities?

Two places we've rented over last 4 years have seen utilities remain in landlord's name but bank details changed to debit our account. We asked about putting in our actual name but there's always an admin fee so didn't bother. A friend did do it with their rented flat and it came back to bite them w...
by alpineSi
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK Car now on Spanish Plates .. possible documentation problem!
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: UK Car now on Spanish Plates .. possible documentation problem!

It might just be regional naming conventions, my Toyota Rav4 XT4 became something like a Toyota Rav4 SOL or LUNA once it was imported here. It really is only the codes Enrique mentions that matter.
by alpineSi
Thu May 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Insecure Password Warning in Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Insecure Password Warning in Firefox

It's just because they haven't moved the site to https yet. Note the S. Nothing more, nothing less.
by alpineSi
Sun May 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Torrox blue parking
Replies: 20
Views: 1410

Re: Torrox blue parking

:crazy: So they've made it more complicated on purpose I guess. On the French clocks you just set the time you arrived and let the parking wardens do the maths when they come by.
by alpineSi
Sun May 05, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Torrox blue parking
Replies: 20
Views: 1410

Re: Torrox blue parking

Do you actually need to get all the different colours or do you think they'll accept that the time on a green clock is the same as the time on a blue clock? I suppose it is a racket for the town halls but when I parked on Torrox Costa last summer I used a blue clock I brought with me from France. Ma...
by alpineSi
Thu May 02, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 15689

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Could be age, could be just not needing it stated on the licence any more. I've been issued 3 photo-card licences in the UK and each has acquired and lost weird little categories and subcategories over the years whenever they update the system. Sadly, I know from experience in motorbike rental that ...
by alpineSi
Wed May 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 15689

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Spanish licence arrived in the post yesterday (applied for as canje at the end of Feb 2019). It's very basic looking compared to UK one, I think I could have made it myself! I've lost a few subcategories on the back which the Spanish presumably don't list if you have the full group e.g. UK lists B a...
by alpineSi
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 15689

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Go to the DGT website and select the Sede Electronico. There u can consult the state of your application by entering NIE and DOB. No other requirements. I think I found the page you mention, here https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/aplicaciones/servicio-de-conductores-sin-certificado.shtml But are you sure ...
by alpineSi
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 15689

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

I have print outs of the application form which I am not sure about what information is required in areas to fill in. No one is sure, it seems... I did my own then my gestor modified them, then when they gave me the copy that was accepted by trafico some things had been changed again e.g. trafico c...
by alpineSi
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Outlook Express Defrag
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Outlook Express Defrag

If it's a 2002 model Dell then I imagine it is running Windows XP which is full of holes that are actually being exposed by the security patches issued for later versions of Windows. Hackers can reverse engineer these. That's why many antivirus vendors no longer support XP. Additionally, the only sa...
by alpineSi
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Outlook Express Defrag
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Outlook Express Defrag

I'd fear that a 17 year old computer has more serious virus and security risks than the issue of hard drive space; she hopefully doesn't do anything financial on it!
by alpineSi
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2313

Re: Entering Madrid by car

A similar problem must arise in London with their low emissions regime? And of course all cars are subject to the London Congestion Charge, and the Dartford Crossing Charge 1) Dartford Dodgers: £200m owed by foreign drivers in Crossing fees 2) And how the system actually makes it impossible for man...
by alpineSi
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2313

Re: Entering Madrid by car

It's a national emissions rating system, so yes you can buy the stickers outside Madrid. I had problems because the local post offices didn't have any, but one ordered some and had it ready for me in a couple of days. Madrid has merely used these stickers as the basis for it's pollution control syst...
by alpineSi
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE

You also have to learn to address a 'hello' to the entire room when you enter a shop or any other public place, and wish ¡buen provecho! to any table you walk past in a restaurant (or are the Spanish only nice in the north of Spain??).
by alpineSi
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Google News
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: Google News

I still get news via the Google App but the links take you direct to the hosting website.
by alpineSi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia
Replies: 6
Views: 1598

Re: Identification of Guardia Civil and Policia

While looking in to some materials for class this morning, I came across this: https://www.liberties.eu/en/infographics/infographic-police-officers-must-be-easily-identifiable/165 Leads to: https://www.liberties.eu/en/news/police-id-requirement-to-fight-abuse-impunity-ris-spain/14092 Perhaps of inte...

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