It is really difficult to try to get something positive out of a year like 2020. The pandemic has taken over our lives in ways unimaginable for the vast majority, leaving great news in the background. It is difficult to highlight this type of celebration but, because of the covid, the deaths on the roads have decreased drastically . In Valencia, for example, the victims went from 95 to 72, reaching a historical figure never achieved. In all of Spain, 837 people have died, 21% less compared to the same date in 2019, and in Catalonia the decrease has been 41% with 102 deaths. The coronavirus is the great architect but traffic and circulation regulations have been key to Road Safety . A series of laws that have been modified after a Council of Ministers of which we tell you everything you should know.
The objective of this reform is to reduce the number of traffic accidents to 50% and involves the Law on Traffic, Circulation of Motor Vehicles and Road Safety. This last section directly affects the regulation of licenses and the points card , a process that has shown its solvency and effectiveness. In this article we talk about how complicated it is to approve the driving license the first time and how to face this process calmly and with the necessary patience. The changes made by the preliminary draft presented in the Council of Ministers also modify the General Regulations for Traffic, Drivers and Vehicles.
If you have come this far, you may be wondering how all this affects you. The simplest summary is that risky behaviors will be punished with more points and money , while constant training of drivers will be motivated. Actions such as looking at the mobile, using a non-approved child restraint, wearing the seat belt incorrectly or putting on the motorcycle helmet wrong will be penalized more than ever.
Another important element is the introduction of a concept that affects electric scooters and other new vehicles. As of January 2021, they will be called personal mobility vehicles and must comply with a series of rules and procedures. We will tell you more below.