The Guardia Civil traffic police have turned back over 200 cars coming down from Granada and beyond, attempting to reach the coast this weekend.
The main check point was on the Padul junction on the A-44 where they intercepted cars trying to reach Salobreña and Almuñécar, as well as the Alpujarras, to spend the weekend in their secondary residence.
Many were fed up with being confined to their primary homes in the city of Granada, for example, and wanted a ‘change of scene,’ despite the whole point of the lock down was to stop contagion spreading. Some of them, however, had set off from Jaén and Madrid.
Nobody was arrested; just turned back, but those who thought they would be clever by heading down the Cabra, secondary road were fined on the spot as there were police waiting for them. Between yesterday and today they had handed out some 30 fines to these dodgers ranging between 300 euros and 1,000.
Drivers were coming up with excuses as far fetched as “I’m going down to feed the chickens…”
But down here on the coast, the police are waiting to, on the P4 junction on the N-340, for example and on the Taramay autovía-entrance roundabout.
(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)