Compulsory equipment when driving in Spain

The driver must make sure that the car has a certified reflective safety vest, with a CE marking affixed to it, inside the vehicle, in a place where it can be easily picked up before exiting the car, and two reflective car warning triangles inside the vehicle. The vest and/or the triangle must be used …

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How to pay a parking ticket in Spain

If you wonder how to pay a parking ticket in Spain, this humble step-by-step guide might help you. Identify the traffic authority responsible for the ticket: it can be either a Local Police station (95% of the cases) or authorities such as the Civil Guard or other highway patrols. In most cases you can find …

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UK plated car, fines in Spain

Can a UK plated car be fined in Spain? YES. The Directive 2011/82/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 facilitating the cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences, currently in force, allows all EU member states to issue fines for a number of traffic offences no …

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Speed limits in Spain by vehicle type

Speed limits in Spain by vehicle type. Both vehicle and road types determine the speed limits, so that those for vans and trucks on motorways, and roads with a generic limit of 100 km/h and 90 km/h are different from those for other vehicles (buses and trailers also have their own specific limitations). Motorhomes have …

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