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The ones in the “archived files” section are old and out of date, but are shown for historical reasons.

Impounded UK cars

Dear Sir, I realise that not everyone will read my column nor indeed buy the CBN as this has been covered before, but those readers who are enlightened enough to do both, please spread the word! In the past 5 days, I have received 5 calls for help because of cars being impounded by the […]

Compound Crisis

The article that appeared in the Costa News issue 2207 in regard to the owner of a UK car that had been impounded raised a number of questions. For those of you who did not read the item, it was in relation to a pensioner whose MOT had expired so he had SORN’d the car […]

Be aware

I am about to meet Bill (not his real name) whose wife was pulled over the other day whilst driving in Benidorm. The registration number of her car had been put into the DVLA system by an officer from the Guardia Civil which showed that it has no road tax. She was told to regularise […]

New Traffic Laws

The press is currently awash with news of new traffic laws to be introduced in the near future. This will give a field day to the chattering classes who foresee the changes as being a cash cow to bring revenue to the hard pressed treasury. Grannies will be dragged out of their bingo sessions to […]

The law and us

Laws are enforced by the police, set by governing bodies and adjudicated by the courts; not many of us get involved with all three. We all know this yet many of us fall foul of the law throughout our lives. “Not me” you indignantly say: then you are one of the lucky ones for every […]

The Penalties of Motoring

Hard luck stories January 1st. I go to my car to find a New Year present from the Policia Local. On the street where I had parked, the side of the road where parking is allowed changes on the 1st and 15th of each month and my car was now on the wrong side. Whoops […]

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