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Spanish riders went on strike

December 7 2006

Thousands of Spanish riders blocked yesterday afternoon the main highway leading into the capital and other major cities, demanding the elimination of metal road barriers, spokesman for the association motorcycle riders.

"We demand that the metal barriers were replaced with plastic because the collision with them always leads to death of motorcyclists," - said the representative of "Mutua-Mother", an association that organized the protest.

According to the Spanish Civil Guard Gendarmerie, which controls movement on the highways, motorcycle rally, led by the country's roads kilometers-long traffic jams. Today, the Spanish holiday on the occasion of Constitution Day and many city residents went to the buses and cars for a holiday in the countryside, reports Reuters.

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