Wednesday, September 27

Twelve VTC vehicles with authorization from Extremadura immobilized at Palma airport

The Inspection Service of the General Directorate of Mobility and Land Transport has immobilized 12 vehicles, between August 2 and 4, imposing a total of 12 sanctions worth 21,012 euros within the Inspection Plan against intrusion in the sector of the Public passenger transport at Palma airport.

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In a press release, the Ministry of Mobility and Housing explained this Monday that these are VTC vehicles with authorization from Extremadura that had been providing transfer services, basically with origin and destination at Palma airport.

As verified by the Inspection Service, these vehicles had not communicated any public transport service for passengers in a VTC vehicle in their autonomous community -Extremadura- in the Registry of VTC Services of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA).

In addition, they exceeded the maximum period for relocating VTC vehicles from other autonomous communities in the Balearic Islands, established at 18 days, when the presence of these vehicles had already been detected since June.

They also exceeded 20% of services outside their community in a three-month period, given that in this case they were providing 100% of the service outside their territory. Finally, two of these vehicles did not have any VTC transport authorization.

Since August 2, the Inspection Service of the General Directorate of Mobility began to denounce and immobilize the illegal activity of these vehicles in the Balearic Islands, based on the provisions of article 141.39.1 of Law 16/1987 on the Regulation of Vehicles. Land transport.

As a result, a total of nine complaints have been filed against these relocated vehicles for providing public passenger transport services in Extremadura VTC vehicles outside their community, exceeding the maximum relocation period (9,009 euros), two complaints for performing public transport of passengers without authorization of transport (8,002 euros) and a complaint for breaking the immobilization order of the vehicle (4,001 euros).

“The Inspection Service will continue to control, denounce and sanction this type of offending behavior on a daily basis until it ceases and all VTC vehicles operating in the Balearic Islands do so within the legal framework, eradicating any type of intrusion in the sector,” he said. explained the general director of Mobility and Land Transport, Jaume Mateu.

These actions are part of the Inspection Plan against trespassing in the public passenger transport sector at Palma airport and on the island of Eivissa, and against trespassing in the freight sector 2022, promoted by the Ministry of Mobility and Living place.

This Plan contemplates 122 actions at Palma airport, by the Inspection Service of the General Directorate of Mobility and Land Transport in collaboration with the Civil Guard, Local Police and Aena.

Actions that consist of random controls in all time slots, including weekends, and that are carried out by devices of up to four agents, depending on availability and the control tasks to be carried out. Among the main objectives of the inspection action is the detection of people and vehicles that can carry out passenger transport services without authorization, as well as the control of VTC vehicles.