Between 2009 and 2018 when he semi-retired, Graham Shelton of Spanish Number Plates wrote a fortnightly column for the Costa News Group which covers most of the towns and cities of the Mediterranean coastline. Many of these are included in this section of posts having been updated in April 2020. Some cannot be included now because the rules and regulations are constantly changing.

Although this information is correct as of this date, if you are unsure about what has been said, especially if this contradicts other information that you have been given, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

The ones in the “archived files” section are old and out of date, but are shown for historical reasons.

Accident procedures

A reader’s request has asked me to write about vehicle accidents in Spain which takes me back to the time I was rear-ended a few years ago in a small coastal town. By coincidence I have just read in the CBN about a road rage incident here where the aggressor lost his life in the […]

Rear ended

A few months ago I was peacefully waiting in the main street of Pilar de La Horadada for the traffic lights to change to green when my head was snapped back into the headrest as my car was hit from the rear. I looked in the mirror and saw two young South Americans with looks […]

Vehicle insurance

Last week I was told by a client that in the UK younger drivers take out insurance in order to tax and MOT their vehicles and then cancel the policy after paying for just one month. Apparently the fine for having no insurance is less than paying for the insurance. Fiscally prudent though this is, […]

Insurance issues

Two men have just been jailed in the UK for a car insurance scam; the Spanish press is full of similar stories. Wonder what it’s like in Greece? The principle of insurance is a sound one in that many people pay in against the risk that something might happen, forming a pool of money that […]

Vehicle security

Many times, we hear the expression “there was a look of utter devastation on their faces”. I thought that I understand this, but recently experienced it first hand and can guarantee that reading about it is nothing compared to the reality Friends of mine in their late 60’s called me and asked for help; the […]

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