Driving on public roads with our vehicle could be easy, if it weren’t for the fact that there are more rules than drivers. Yes, for the proper functioning of our roads, it is necessary to establish rules that manage traffic well.
What if position lights at all times, if intermittent to change lanes, if the windows must be clean, if the tires must have adequate pressure, if you overtake on the right… the fines from DGT is always ready for those who do not comply with traffic regulations.
And of course, in an ideal world where the roads are always empty and there are no other cars around, it is very easy to comply with them. The thing changes when the cities are at the top of traffic and getting to work is worse than the 12 tests of Hercules.
For all those who suffer daily traffic jams at the departure or arrival, today we have bad news: This vice of changing lanes continuously to go for the one that moves the most can be a reason for an infraction and a road penalty. Let’s see it.
A fine from the DGT for changing lanes? Yes and no
Whenever we are in a traffic jam we get the feeling that one lane is moving much faster than the other. And of course, from our point of view it is the other lane that is moving and not ours, hence everyone trying to change lanes.
And although changing lanes is not prohibited and if we do it in a signposted and legal way, it does not imply any type of fine. The reality that we can receive up to 600 euros in fines if various circumstances occur.
If a mobility agent interprets that we are doing it repetitively and abruptly, that we have not turned on the indicator to change lanes and that we may have endangered the integrity of other drivers, then the fine would amount to 600 euros.
So, now you know, if you’re stuck in a traffic jam, it’s best to be patient and not get carried away by mass hysteria and, if you have to change lanes, always know to be careful and with your indicator on. Otherwise the DGT will have a letter with your name in the shape of MORE.