Fined in A Supermarket Parking?

The DGT has come up with some fun fines, such as abandoning a shopping trolley in a supermarket car park, for instance.

SPN Trolley in Supermarket ParkingYes, the Dirección General de Tráfico has also taken to putting cameras on some traffic lights to knab those that jump red lights, and did you know that you can be fined for driving when you are ill?

So, for those that can’t be bothered to return their shopping trolley to where they are kept, you could get yourself an 80-euro fine, if there is a Guardia Civil officer about. Yes, you could be bringing home more than just your shopping!

Although a supermarket car park is private property, if you commit any driving offence in it and it is picked up by the Guardia Civil, you could face a fine just the same as if you had done it out on the open roads.

Take for instance, driving the wrong way down a lane between parking spaces or parking in a space reserved for handicapped drivers, too.

(News: Spain)

  3 comments for “Fined in A Supermarket Parking?

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    March 18, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Sadly many people here and in the UK. Feel it is their right to drive against the flow of traffic. Clearly not knowing or caring that in both countries. It is against traffic laws. Yet the other danger practiced by so many Spanish, of parking on a zebra crossings never seems to be actioned upon. Even though highly visible and dangerous.The trolley part is just selfish lazy low brains. I doubt if that could be enforceable.

  2. Lynne Sawyer
    March 18, 2023 at 10:15 am

    People should also be fined for taking up two parking spaces, too. Or pay for two spaces if it’s metered.

  3. Deb Shanley
    March 18, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Seems fair enough to me. People should return trolleys, drive the right way down a one way road, park properly, and not utilise parking spaces that are earmarked for the handicapped. It’s about common decency as much as being law abiding.

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