Over 150 rental cars ticketed in July

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The Formentera Departments of Mobility and Interior report that this July, 11 rental vehicles towed from the overflow lot across from Plaça de les Illes Pitiüses in La Savina have been impounded by municipal authorities for failing to display required parking permits. The €90 fines are issued by parking attendants, with motorists also on the hook to repay towing costs. None of the cited vehicles displayed the identification required of rental cars, so their owners face additional fines of up to €1,000. Failure to possess accreditation to drive and park on the island means tertiary fines faced by vehicle owners could range between €1,000 and €10,000.

In addition, during the month of July Formentera Local Police issued 140 citations concerning unrented vehicles for hire that were parked in public spots in La Savina and Sant Francesc. Depending on the seriousness of cases and the total tally of vehicles, fines vary between €1,000 and €30,000. Again, the cited vehicles were found without the appropriate rental vehicle identification, a violation carrying an additional fine of up to €1,000, and without formentera.eco accreditation to drive or park, putting them on the hook for another fine of between €1,000 and €10,000.

Mobility chief Rafael González explained that these actions are part of a summer campaign to “enforce formentera.eco rules and municipal parking ordinances, whose ultimate aim is to reduce strain on local roads and car parks”. FDE will now proceed to processing the citations.

29 July 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera