Good news from the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) for the most clueless! From time to time, the agency updates the traffic regulations, and on this occasion it has done so to eliminate one of the most common fines among drivers.
On July 1, 2006, the so-called Driving license for points in Spain. A historic moment that forever changed the road scene in our country. Since then, one of the most effective tools to avoid accidents on the roads are economic sanctions and the loss of points.
In general terms, drivers start with a balance of 12 points, but, since the system rewards good drivers, up to a total of 15 points can be obtained. This 2023, the DGT is going to launch a series of awareness courses that will allow drivers, both of cars and motorcycles, to add two points to their permit, up to a maximum of 15.
The infraction for which the DGT is not going to fine you more is that of not carrying the driver’s license in physical format. You can now take it on your mobile phone through the miDGT application, available for free for Android and iOS. The digital card has exactly the same validity as the physical one, and you can present it both to the agents and to any official instance to carry out a procedure.
«The General Directorate of Traffic puts at your disposal a free mobile application so that you can carry your driving license and the documentation of your vehicles in digital format on your mobile. You can also carry out procedures from it, such as requesting a vehicle report, paying your fines or telling us who was driving your vehicle if we have unfairly penalized you, as well as notifying if your vehicle is usually driven by another person, buying fees to carry out your procedures or sharing the documentation of your vehicles. This is the letter of introduction of miDGT.
Now, in order to access the application you need to register in the system [email protected] It’s about a system used to electronically identify yourself in the services of the Public Administrationsas the DGT.
To sign up, you can do through the Internet if you have an electronic certificate or DNIe or in person at a registry office. You can check which office is closest to your home on this website.
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