Traffic regulations in Spain

sct.myfines.eu: Spanish fine or fraud?

In recent months European drivers have been receiving notifications by post to pay a Spanish fine via the website sct.myfines.eu. Is it a real fine or is it a fraud? The notification shows data from the Catalan Traffic Service (SCT), so if you have recently been in Catalonia you might think it is a genuine […]

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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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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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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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