Tag: Highways

The dangers of driving in an extra lane: everything you need to know
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The dangers of driving in an extra lane: everything you need to know

There are times when the traffic thickens, as in the operations of departure and return of the vacation moments, in which the dreaded traffic jams are created that hinder traffic, stress drivers and increase the danger on the roads. To give relief to these situations and decongest the roads There are several solutions, including additional lanes. These types of lanes are those that They are enabled on roads with hard shoulders or two-way traffic and that, signaled by beacons or cones, modify the usual route of the vehicles that pass through them. They usually settle on the road to a single platform (that is, without a median or barrier that separates the different directions, like conventional highways) and shoulders are used for vehicles to circulate, marking the new additional lanes wi...
A tornado in Teruel gives a scare to drivers who were circulating on the Mudejar highway
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A tornado in Teruel gives a scare to drivers who were circulating on the Mudejar highway

A tornado has sown chaos this Friday afternoon on the Mudejar highway as it passes through Caudé (Teruel) to the shock of the vehicles that passed it and the surprise of the inhabitants of the area.Formed around seven thirty in the afternoon during a thunderstorm, the tornado has caused no damage, despite the dust and the stones that it has raised in its path, according to sources from the Civil Guard collected by Teruel newspaper.At that time it was formed a very twisted arm that got on the highway and it engulfed the passing cars, which began to lurch. After leaving the road, he took a turn and returned to it and then disappeared.However, before he left shocking images that have flooded soci...
A Glovo rider dies when his motorcycle collides with a car on the A-3 and hits the guardrail
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A Glovo rider dies when his motorcycle collides with a car on the A-3 and hits the guardrail

A 51-year-old food delivery man has died this noon when the motorcycle with which he was working collided with a car and hit a guardrail of the A-3, a spokesman for Emergencias Madrid has informed Europa Press. The work accident has occurred on the 12.30 hours of this Tuesday in the kilometer 4 from the Valencia highway, towards the entrance, near the link with the M-30 north, still in the capital. For causes that now investigates the Municipal Police, a motorcyclist who went with a box of Glovo has collided with a vehicle. As a consequence of the impact, the distributed has been thrown from his motorcycle and has collided violently with the guardrail, dying on the spot. Samur-Civil Protection...
The young man who collected 220,000 signatures against tolls creates an association: "We must form a common front"
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The young man who collected 220,000 signatures against tolls creates an association: "We must form a common front"

The controversy over the central government's intention to impose tolls on Spanish highways from 2024 it does not abate and the criticism keeps coming. For this reason, Javier Lorente, the 25-year-old young man from Cordoba who gathered more than 220,000 signatures against this tax measure, has gone one step further and has decided to create an association to channel complaints and coordinate them.As he explains in statements to this medium, it has been the "strong media impact" of his initiative #NoMoreToll, under which he obtained the signatures that last week he personally delivered to the chief of staff of the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, which has co...
The young man of the 220,000 signatures in front of highway tolls: "They attack the constitutional freedom of movement"
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The young man of the 220,000 signatures in front of highway tolls: "They attack the constitutional freedom of movement"

Three weeks ago, Javier Lorente was one more citizen. But, when he learned of the Government's intention to impose tolls on the highways, this 25-year-old from Cordoba started a small virtual revolt. In just 21 days, has delivered to the Ministry of Transport more than 220,000 signatures against what, it says, is a measure "that violates the fundamental right to freedom of movement" contained in article 19 of the Spanish Constitution.Question. This Thursday he delivered the signatures to the Ministry of Transport and Urban Agenda. What response have you gotten?Answer. I have met with the director of the minister's cabinet [José Luis Ábalos], who have listened to what we have to say and have...
Ábalos tries to stop the controversy about tolls on the highways: "If there is no consensus, it will not go forward"
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Ábalos tries to stop the controversy about tolls on the highways: "If there is no consensus, it will not go forward"

The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, tries to stop the growing controversy over tolls on the highways. This Tuesday, in the Senate, Ábalos has maintained that the Government only wants to "open the debate" and that if there is no consensus, the measure will not go ahead. The controversial rate is included in the reform plan that Pedro Sánchez has agreed with Brussels in exchange for reconstruction funds, and could be applied as of 2024.The Executive has been defending the measure for days. This Monday, the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, said that the "payment for use" of the highways "is not a tax" and that "23 EU countries already apply it." If...
Montero defends that putting tolls on highways "it is not a tax" and that 23 European countries already have them
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Montero defends that putting tolls on highways "it is not a tax" and that 23 European countries already have them

The Minister of Finance and Government spokesperson, María Jesús Montero, assured this Monday that establishing "a payment for use" in the road network "is not a tax" nor "is it taxation", but a measure that is "caused by [el impulso de] sustainable mobility "and that" it is not a novelty "in the EU, because" 23 countries already apply it. "In that sense, he argued that if Spain wants to be" comparable "in the quality of its welfare state to the European average , "We cannot say yes to everything except what it takes to make an effort, because you will understand what they answer us [los socios europeos]".The proposal to introduce new tolls on the Spanish road network appears in the reform plan...
Highway tolls can return us to secondary roads, where 75% of deaths occur
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Highway tolls can return us to secondary roads, where 75% of deaths occur

The intention of the central government to impose a toll on Spanish motorways and dual carriageways from the year 2024 it could cause an increase in road accidents. This is believed by groups of motorists and victims, who point out that, when the use of these roads is no longer free, there will be a transfer of conductors towards secondary roads, where the risk of having an accident -and dying- multiplies. According to the analysis carried out by 20minutos Based on official data from the DGT, secondary roads account for 75% of the deaths on interurban roads in recent years. Despite the social rejection generated, the central executive continues to defend the "coherence" of the measure, it o...
Controversy over the Government’s proposal to apply tolls on all highways: "Without transport there is no supply"
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Controversy over the Government’s proposal to apply tolls on all highways: "Without transport there is no supply"

The Government's plan to extend the system of Pay-per-use to all highways by 2024 has generated mixed reactions. While some defend it as something necessary, because that way "whoever uses it pays for it", others differ and denounce that it will entail a series of damages for certain sectors and consumers. According to the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan sent to Brussels, the objective is to implement tolls on high-capacity roads "to cover maintenance costs and integrate the negative externalities of road transport. "The goal is set for 2024, although the Minister and Government spokesperson, María Jesús Montero, pointed out this Thursday that this date" may be indica...
The Government studies charging one cent per kilometer on the highways in 2024
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The Government studies charging one cent per kilometer on the highways in 2024

The cost of the tolls that the Government is considering introducing into the highway network from 2024 could be around a penny per kilometer, as reported on Thursday by Cadena Ser. The controversial measure appears in the recovery plan sent by the Executive to Brussels, where it is contemplated "to create a payment for use of the road network" and argues that it is necessary to "analyze" this possibility to achieve "more sustainable mobility".The sources consulted by 20minutos they assure that no decision has been made and that this possible cost is yet to be defined, although they admit that the figure of one cent per kilometer fits better with some preliminary hypotheses than other proposals...