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Country: Spain
Passenger cars below 3.5t - urban roads: 50 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - non-urban roads: Roads with no/narrow hard shoulder (<1.5 m)
90 km/h for passenger cars
70 km/h for vans and light trucks
70 km/h for passenger cars & vans towing a trailer

Roads with hard shoulder at least 1.5 m wide or with two lanes or more in each direction
100 km/h for passenger cars
80 km/h for vans and light trucks
80 km/h for passenger cars or vans towing a trailer
10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods
Passenger cars below 3.5t - expressways: 120 km/h for passenger cars
90 km/h vans and light trucks
90 km /h for passenger cars or vans towing a light trailer of less than 750 kg (Type O1.)
10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods
Passenger cars below 3.5t - motorways: 120 km/h for passenger cars
90 km/h vans and light trucks
90 km /h for passenger cars or vans towing a light trailer of less than 750 kg (Type O1.)
10 km/h slower than the normal speed limit if carrying dangerous goods
Vehicle registration plates: E
Maximum blood alcohol content - Standard drivers: 0.5 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Novice drivers: 0.3 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Professional drivers: 0.3 ‰
Drivers are given two tests with (minimum) 10 minutes between.
Daytime running lights: Daytime running lights are mandatory even during daylight hours
Mandatory only for motorcycles
For other vehicles, only in conditions of reduced visibility

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Seat belts are not compulsory for:

  • drivers while reversing or parking
  • disabled people
  • people exempt for medical reasons
  • taxi drivers driving in urban areas
  • taxi passengers shorter than 135 cm on the back seat travelling in urban areas
  • delivery workers loading or unloading a vehicle
  • drivers and passengers of emergency vehicles on duty
  • driving instructors on duty

Traffic lights

Amber light precedes the red light: stop unless you are already too close to stop safely when the light changes.

Safety helmet not mandatory

Bicycles
(Cyclists under 16: mandatory Cyclists over 16: recommended in urban areas and mandatory outside urban areas )

Safety helmet mandatory

Mopeds (Exemption for medical reasons – on presentation of a medical certificate)
Motorcycles with/without a sidecar (Exemption for medical reasons – on presentation of a medical certificate)
Light and heavy tricycles (Exemption for medical reasons – on presentation of a medical certificate)
Light and heavy quadricycles (Exemption for medical reasons – on presentation of a medical certificate)

Safety equipment for cars

Spare wheel and tools for fitting it
2 portable warning triangles
Reflective vest
Buses and large commercial vehicles: fire extinguisher
Use of wheel chains mandatory in heavy snow.

Bike safety equipment

Helmet (Cyclists under 16: mandatory
Cyclists over 16: recommended in urban areas and mandatory outside urban areas) Reflective vest
Front and rear lights (at night and in tunnels)
Reflectors

Winter tyres

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last modification: 2015-08-25 09:22:49

Last update: 12/8/2015
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