Spain holiday warning as Brits face steep £2,600 fines due to new rules next year | The Sun

BRITS planning a Spanish holiday next year are being warned of strict new fines being introduced.

Holidaymakers in Tenerife could be forced to pay £2,600 from February 2023 if caught breaking the new rules.

The island in the Canaries is cracking down on the use of electric scooters, often used by tourists across the resorts, according to local media.

It comes just weeks after a 15-year-old boy died after he hit a car while riding the motorised scooters, and is the first death on the island caused by them.

The Santa Cruz Council in Tenerife has confirmed a new Mobility and Road Safety order will enforce stricter rules on the use of electric scooters.

The new rules ban riders from using electric scooters on pavements or pedestrianised areas.

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Anyone caught riding them instead of walking them faces strict fines between €1,500 (£1,328) and €3,000 (£2,656).

The rules include anyone with rented scooters as well as those using them on guided scooters.

There are other new fines being introduced as well.

Anyone caught badly parking their scooter faces fines of €750 (£664).

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In the UK, only e-scooters that are part of ­government-approved rental trial schemes are allowed to be used on public roads within the trial zones throughout the country.

If an e-scooter is privately owned the rules differ and currently state that you can only ride it on private land.

There are lots of other strict rules in Spain which could leave you our of pocket.

Areas such as the picturesque medieval town of Salobreña forbid the use of barbecues on beaches with €3,000 (£2656) fines.

Holiday resort Vigo has banned weeing in the sea with fines up to €750 (£640) for anyone caught.

And tourists who smoke on any of Barcelona’s 10 beaches face £25 fines after a ban on lighting up on the sand.

Here are some other Spanish laws you could be breaking without realising.


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