Fancy some tips for driving in Spain? If so, check-out the following list courtesy of Simon
Elstow from the Institute of Advanced Motorists. This helps keep travellers legal, so the
Spanish coppers can focus on chasing bulls rather than British tourists through the streets:
- You are required to carry two warning triangles. In the event of a breakdown, they
should be placed in front of and behind the car.
- If a driver wears glasses, they must keep a spare pair in the car.
- As with much of Europe, the drink drive limit is lower in Spain than in the UK. Bear
this in mind and if you’re going to drive, just don’t drink.
ñ Parking in many towns is controlled by blue zones (zonas azul) where a disc must
- Don’t park on main roads with continuous white lines along the edge.
- Children can sit in the front seat but must be at least 12 years old unless using a
Mr Elstow said: “Rest up before any long journey, prepare your car for the trip, and if you
have a passenger get them to remind you that you’re driving on the right-hand side of the
road.” He added: “The Spanish issue on-the-spot fines and these can be hefty. Make sure
you get an official receipt if you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, so you have a
reference in the event you wish to appeal.”
By Stephen Turvil
Wed, 11 Jul 2012