The problems of not knowing the traffic fines
Not worrying about knowing if you have any pending fine can lead to serious problems. The sanctioning body is in charge of publishing the notification in the corresponding official bulletins, and from there it continues its course. After the deadlines to appeal and pay the fine, embargoes will come bank accounts, property, etc.
In any case, and as an option, it is to wait to see if you receive the notification of the infraction committed and, if time passes and you do not receive anything, stay calm. but you can also check online the traffic fines that we can have (even if we think we don’t).
This, in general, is more recommended, especially if you do not like to live with the anxiety of knowing if you have fines and prefer to find out instantly, for better or worse. For this reason, it is important to always have updated data but, if this is not your case, there are always other ways to find out if you have recently received a fine. For this, you only need certain data.
how it’s done
The good thing is that today you can get rid of doubts at the moment, and all with the Internet, who has facilitated this process. Thus, today you can do everything from your own mobile, from checking these fines to paying them instantly.
In those, one of the most advisable options for this is to go towards the so-called Edictal Board of Sanctions of Traffic (TESTRA), which is given through the Electronic Headquarters of the General Directorate of Traffic. TESTRA is a free electronic system that is very useful for keeping up to date with the infractions that we may have committed.
It is not necessary to have a digital certificate or electronic ID. Simply by making a advanced search By writing your data (vehicle registration, DNI…) you will be able to know if you have any infraction pending payment. In case of having old fines, which we know have been imposed on us but have never arrived, or that due to circumstances have not been notified to us, they must also be consulted in their files.
But there are more options. Another of them, for example, is to go to the Road Electronic Address (DEV). The DEV is a free and completely voluntary service for individuals. With it, if we sign up, every time there is a notification, we will receive a notice in our email, as well as an SMS on our mobile. Finally, then it will only be necessary to enter the DEV and download the notification.
miDGT, a simple and free app
At the same time, and due to all the possibilities that we have online, we can also do it through a free application, both for iOS and Android devices, which allows us to consult and update all our pending traffic fines. This is the app of miDGT.
As such, it is one of the simpler methods of today, because for a few months the official application of the DGT for mobile devices allows you to consult the pending fines and also those paid previously. To do this, all you have to do is install the application, follow the identification steps and, once inside, consult the ‘Fines’ section of the general menu on the left.
In addition, with this application you can take your documentation electronicallyas well as consult the information related to your driving license or vehicles registered in your name.