Extra police presence on Teide access roads after illegal street racing

2020/11/24 18:18:42 Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife

After being informed of various breaches of anti-covid health measures due to alleged gatherings of a high number of people, and illegal street racing by the observatory, the Guardia Civil from La Orotava, the Mountain Rescue and Intervention Group (GREIM), the Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA), and Trafico, are dispatching teams to cover the access roads to and from Teide National Park, to prevent any type of non-compliance.

Taking into account the new extra prevention measures in Tenerife to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus that came into force on November 13th, with these police teams it is a matter of continuing to stop any type of actions that may be put endangering the health of citizens in relation to non-compliance with health measures (use of masks, safety distance, meetings of more than 6 people), and also, in this specific case, protecting the physical integrity of road users after photos were released of unauthorized car races on these access roads to Teide, which put all road users at serious risk.

Last weekend, the first time this has been implemented, various sanctions were issued for non-compliance with various regulations, the Citizen Safety Law, General Vehicle Regulations, General Drivers Regulations, etc.

The Guardia Civil has reported that these devices will continue to be deployed in various areas of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and more specifically along the access roads to the Teide National Park, not just at the weekend, but more regularly.