Rider Arrested For Being Too Safe – Police in Fuengirola spotted the man riding his scooter in a safe and considerate manner and placed him under arrest
Rider Arrested For Being Too Safe
Police in Fuengirola have arrested a 29 year old man for breaching article 34 of the Road Safety Prevention Act 1904. The man was reported to police by vigilant locals who felt that his riding was too safe for the Fuengirola roads. A police unit was dispatched to observe the man, and an arrest was made shortly after.
The rider was seen positioning his scooter inline with the flow of traffic, driving at a safe speed, and wearing a helmet. At no point was he seen swerving between vehicles, changing lanes with no warning, cutting across lanes at roundabouts, cutting up drivers at main junctions, jumping red lights, or ignoring pedestrians on crossings.
Officer Speeti Gonzales said “This kind of behaviour is not acceptable. Road users expect a certain level of danger, and riding a scooter in a safe manner is not appropriate. Especially for the tourists, we have a responsibility to them, to make sure that they get to experience life threatening situations every time they use the roads here. They expect it, we must make sure it happens”.
The 29 year old man who has been arrested said through his solicitor this morning “I wouldn’t normally be so safe on the roads, but when I set off from home today I just didn’t have the usual desire to risk my life and put everyone else on the roads at risk. I understand how my actions may look, and ask for forgiveness”.
Tony Baloney represents the Scooter Heroes In Towns group of expat riders, he said that “Many of us Brits moved to Spain to avoid the rules and regulations which make the roads so much safer back in the UK. This man is risking everything by being safe. A line must be drawn, before someone thinks it’s a good idea to make us wear helmets or something”.
Written by Watson Herrbusch, Costa Del Sol Update
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