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Stunning Marbella in Spain Bids Farewell to 120 Deserted Vehicles: A Sight to Behold!

December 31, 2023
Stunning Marbella in Spain Bids Farewell to 120 Deserted Vehicles: A Sight to Behold! - abandoned 1845099 960 720 - Environmental and Conservation Efforts -

Marbella City Council Clears Over 120 Abandoned Vehicles

In a bid to maintain cleanliness and order, the Marbella city council has successfully removed more than 120 nuisance vehicles from public roads in the first half of the year. A total of 123 abandoned vehicles have been withdrawn from the city’s streets and transferred to the municipal deposit so far this year.

Abandoned Vehicles Mostly Found in Industrial Estates

These unattended vehicles are usually found scattered throughout the municipality, with a higher concentration in the areas around the industrial estates. The majority of these cars, accounting for 74%, have been collected during the intensive pre-summer campaign that took place between April 24 and June 5.

Local Police’s Significant Administrative Effort

The task of collecting these abandoned vehicles is carried out by the Local Police, which requires significant administrative effort. In 2022 alone, 1,130 vehicles were filed as abandoned, of which 300 were withdrawn. This is a significant increase compared to 228 vehicles in 2021 and 143 in 2020.

Procedure for Identifying Abandoned Vehicles

According to Javier Martín, the head of the Local Police, the procedure for identifying an abandoned vehicle is complex. A car is certified as abandoned if it has been parked for more than a month in the same place, it presents damage that prevents its movements, or does not have registration plates.

Abandoned Vehicles End Up in the Scrapyard

Once identified, the vehicle is transferred to the municipal deposit. If the owner has not made an allegation after two months, the vehicle typically ends up in the scrapyard. Citizens who observe the presence of an abandoned vehicle can report it to depositovehiculos.policia@marbella.es.

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