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Postby mhic » Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:40 pm

A friend has just been fined 250€ for turning left into a petrol station on the Velez-Casabemeja road. He has used the garage for some 8 years and has always done that and so everyone else. There are no signs up saying no left turn. It's not a busy stretch of road and even the guy on the pumps was surprized,I think he should appeal.

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Postby Beachcomber » Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:25 pm

Is there a continuous white line in the centre of the road?

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Postby gretch » Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:48 pm

Hi mhic

Is there a solid white line down the centre of the road?
If so, I’m afraid it’s a fair cop, no need for signs.
Remember what the old driving instructors used to say, “Always consider a solid white line to be a brick wall”.
The fact that everyone else does it is not an excuse, just bad luck on this occasion. :cry:

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Postby gretch » Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:52 pm

Oops, sorry beach, same thought but you beat me to it
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Postby mhic » Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:57 pm

Thanks.

Been a while since I used that garage and can't remember if there is a line or no, but I'll pass it on to my friend.

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Postby brenda » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:27 pm

Think there is a white line Mick!

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Postby Beachcomber » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:38 pm

Great minds think alike, Gretch.

You can only cross a continuous white line if there are a series of broken lines in it opposite the turning or junction (then it wouldn't be continuous, would it?) otherwise you have to carry on until you can do a 'cambio de sentido' or you come to a roundabout.

Same rules apply in the UK!

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Postby jazper » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:09 am

€250 though!
You don't get that in "rip-off Britain"

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Postby luffes » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:11 am

Very true, in Britain you would get 3 points on your licence and a £60 fine. Personally, I'd rather pay the €250 and be on my way.
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Postby mhic » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:43 am

Error, due to wife being told about the incident then gossiping with her pal for ages afterwards.

My friend was actually fined 150e which was reduced by a third through prompt payment. Very nearly did the same thing myself yesterday but spotted the Guardia parked up in the garage.

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Postby keddyboy » Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:10 am

The answer is simple, if you know it happens, DONT DO IT!!!!!!
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