Spanish police Facebook assisting expat drivers on Facebook

Published:  13 Feb at 9 AM
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An officer from Spain’s Guardia Civil has been publishing valuable driving tips for expats living in the Iberian country.

Around 3,000 foreigners living in Spain have already used the social media page for tips on driving in the country after it was set up by Francisco Morales, a police officer in Torrevieja. His decision to set up the Facebook page in English came on the back of changes to driving licence laws that had the potential to confuse expats.

Morales explained that there had been a number of changes to the laws in recent months, many of which Spanish people didn’t even know about, so questioned how expats could be expected to be aware of them. He said he thought the page would be a good way of relaying information to foreigners about the laws in his free time, but admitted he was stunned by how many hits it had had, adding that he had been flooded with questions.

Morales, who became a Guardia Civil officer in 2002, now hopes his page can give motorists a better understanding of the driving laws in Spain and, in turn, break down barriers between police and expats then, ultimately, lead to safer roads across the country.

He went on to say that he his force didn’t want to be fining people because they were unaware of the regulations, adding that it was best to educate about the rules that were in place first.
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