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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Fined II

In Spain the law says that you have to carry a couple of reflective jackets in your car. The idea is that when the car breaks down you put on the jacket to give you less chance of being knocked down by another motorist. Sensibly enough the law says the jackets have to be in the car, not the boot, so you don't get knocked down as you step into the road to put on your jacket.

A couple of Brits told me today that they'd been fined because the jackets, though in the cab of their van, were not draped over the seat backs. Either we have a language problem here about what they were actually fined for or Brits are being targetted as easy fine income.

105€ per jacket.

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