Traffic regulations in Spain

How to appeal a fine in Spain?

To appeal a fine in Spain, a written statement must be made containing the following information: Personal information File number Claims The letter must be addressed to the sanctioning body, normally by post or fax. Only residents in Spain can send allegations by telematic means, it is not possible to send written observations by e-mail. …

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What happens if you do not pay the fees for a rental car?

The most common thing to do when travelling abroad is to rent a car in advance. It is important to read the contract carefully, as it should specify the charges that may apply in certain cases. The most common charges for renting a car in Spain are as follows: Fuel costs: if the vehicle is …

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What happens if you don’t pay a parking fine in Spain?

The amount of parking fines in Spain generally ranges from 40 to 200 euros. The amount can be increased if the vehicle is towed away. The deadline to pay the fine with reduction is 20 days from the date of notification to the driver. Parking fines with rental cars If the fine is notified to …

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How long does it take to receive a fine from Spain?

Fines in Spain are mainly for speeding or illegally parking. Speeding fines are generally issued by the Ministry of the Interior; parking fines are issued by the local police in the city where the offence takes place. In the case of speeding fines, the time taken to receive them in the UK or Ireland is …

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How to drive around a roundabout in Spain

Roundabouts are very common in Spain, so it is important to know the regulations. Roundabouts have the dual purpose of reducing speed at intersections and avoiding the need for traffic lights. The traffic rules for roundabouts in Spain are very clear: Vehicles travelling on the roundabout have preference over those wishing to join it. The …

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Driving in Spain: tips and regulations

Let’s take a look at some tips and rules for driving in Spain. The summer holidays are approaching, and Spain is one of the most visited European countries during these months: its history, gastronomy, good weather, incredible natural landscapes and thousands of kilometres of beaches are just some of the reasons. The best alternative for …

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Speeding in Spain with a rental car

Speeding offences in Spain are the responsibility of the driver, whether the car is privately owned or rented. The owner of the vehicle is obliged to identify the driver, and rental companies usually charge their customers when they are obliged to provide their data to the authorities. Car rental with Spanish plates The rental company …

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Do you get points in the UK or Ireland for offences committed in Spain?

Road traffic regulations are very similar in all European countries. Ireland and Spain are integrated into EUCARIS (the UK is not), the European data exchange network that allows Spanish vehicles to be sanctioned in Ireland and Irish vehicles in Spain. The progressive convergence of road safety policies means that in the near future offences committed …

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