Speeding through Brexit

Speeding through Brexit

I’m off to Spain in a month with my ‘GSX-R crew’ to go and rag around the mountains and then head to Valencia for a few cheeky beers. We have been every year for the last five years and I have been stopped once before by the old bill for speeding and I had to pay a fine.

My question is now that we have voted for Brexit, can me and my mates head over and properly tear it up safe in the knowledge the Spanish Fuzz can’t do a thing? Ragging everywhere knowing I can effectively stick two fingers up sounds awesome.


Perhaps you arc nicer in person. However, from the question you sound like you just crawled out of a swamp. There is nothing worse than scallywags visiting other countries and flagrantly disrespecting it.

In answer to your question, we are not out of the EU yet. In addition, it’s Spain you numpty. So… if you break Spanish laws then you can be punished in Spain. The same is true if a Spanish driver came to the UK.

If for example Mr Spanish Rider had a few “cheeky beers” got on his bike and ran over a kid on a crossing he would get locked up. In short, while I like to have a ‘spirited ride! don’t be a dipstick and respect the local laws, wherever you ride.

Andrew Prendergast

Motorcycle Monthly July 2016

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Posted by Andrew Prendergast. Last modified: March 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a ZZR1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.


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