Ageing Vehicle? Police are checking this week.

Traffic police have started a week-long campaign checking cars have an up-to-date ITV and that their lights, indicators, windscreen wipers and tyres are in the right condition.

The campaign which runs until Sunday inclusive, is in response to the DGT’s concerns about the increasing number of older vehicles on Spain’s roads and the higher risk of death by accident, which apparently correlates with the age of the car, motorbike, lorry or van involved.

In fatal crashes in 2017, the average age of cars involved was 13.2 years; in the case of motorbikes, 8.8 years and in lorries up to 3.5 tonnes, 12.8 years.