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Author Topic: Spanish Highway Code

Offline Janet

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« on: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 18:46 »
There are always heated discussions, arguments and debates about Spanish traffic law, and driving skills, and whether they have the first idea of what Tenerife's roads are like or whether anyone who wrote the law ever tried to get around Los Cristianos roundabout ... but there is a Spanish "Highway Code". I've added the link to the links page,  but it can be downloaded HERE as a pdf file or in an e-pub version, or bought in a paper version from the same government link.  JA
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« Reply #1 on: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 20:42 »
There are always heated discussions, arguments and debates about Spanish traffic law, and driving skills, and whether they have the first idea of what Tenerife's roads are like or whether anyone who wrote the law ever tried to get around Los Cristianos roundabout ... but there is a Spanish "Highway Code". I've added the link to the links page,  but it can be downloaded HERE as a pdf file or in an e-pub version, or bought in a paper version from the same government link.  JA

I can't say i've ever witnessed any.  :whistle:
 until I return to Tenerife! :toothygrin:

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« Reply #2 on: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 22:15 »
 :nono:  :giggle:
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« Reply #3 on: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 22:58 »
Too much to ask if there's a version translated into English I expect?
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Offline Janet

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« Reply #4 on: Wed 23 Jul 2014, 23:33 »
not aware of one, no ...

just out of interest, in the UK, is the Highway Code available in different languages??
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« Reply #5 on: Thu 24 Jul 2014, 09:02 »
just out of interest, in the UK, is the Highway Code available in different languages??

Urdu  :tiphat:  :giggle:

and of course, Rheolau'r Ffordd Fawr
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« Reply #6 on: Thu 24 Jul 2014, 10:06 »
OK  ::)

Thing is, the law is going to be available in any of Spain's national languages, but there's not the fashion here to provide it multilingually in case someone needs to read it in Swahili. I'm surprised if the Highway Code in the UK is only available in English, Welsh and Urdu!
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« Reply #7 on: Thu 24 Jul 2014, 11:55 »
I'm surprised if the Highway Code in the UK is only available in English, Welsh and Urdu!

Environment Minister Alex Attwood today officially launched an online Irish language version of the Highway Code.
~ Monday, 24 September 2012

This latest translation joins a list of five alternative languages available online including Lithuanian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese and Russian.

I just refuse to believe that there is anybody in NI who would rather have the thing in Gaelic. Just another regional waste of resources like language issues in Wales   :gonnagetit:
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« Reply #8 on: Thu 24 Jul 2014, 13:29 »
I just refuse to believe that there is anybody in NI who would rather have the thing in Gaelic. Just another regional waste of resources like language issues in Wales   :gonnagetit:

Believe it. There must be thousands of them.

Although Gaelic is on the up here on both sides of the community, as far as i'm aware, there is no-one in the North for whom Gaelic is their first language.

Republicans, on the other hand, will go for anything that makes them seem more Irish and less British.  ::)
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« Reply #9 on: Thu 24 Jul 2014, 13:43 »
Republicans, on the other hand, will go for anything that makes them seem more Irish and less British. 

There's that stupid joke about the republican wanting to be more Irish - a surgeon offered to remove half his brain to achieve this, so he agreed. He woke up after the op to hear the surgeon tell him they had removed three quarters by mistake. The republican just laughed and said "Diolch, Da iawn Boyo"
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