The authorities here in the Malaga province of south Spain are finalising plans to prosecute and fine pedestrians who commit crimes such as crossing the road when the pedestrian lights show red. This offense by itself carries a fine of up 200 Euros. In addition, if found guilty of causing an accident, the fine can be a maximum of 1,000 Euros.
The plan will cover the entire Malaga province road network.
This action is being implemented because of a spate of deaths in recent months described as “alarming” by local authorities, including the deaths of five people in the last month alone. In addition, there have been the deaths of two Britons during the summer who attempted to cross the main A7 road at Puerto Banus, where there is a central reservation.
When visiting south Spain, please be aware of the dangers of crossing the road.