Traffic regulations

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Speed limits

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Mandatory vehicle equipment in Spain

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Vest

Mandatory should be used by the driver and all passengers when leaving the car in an undeveloped area, high-speed roads and highways

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First Aid kit

Recommended

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Warning triangle

Required

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Fire extinguisher

Recommended

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Minimum tire tread height

1.6mm

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Winter tires

No special regulations

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Studded tires

Forbidden

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Snow chains

Allowed if the snow or ice layer is on the road

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Car with a caravan

The obligation to have additional side mirrors (if the trailer is wider than the towing vehicle), an additional warning triangle. If a camping car or a set of vehicles (car + camping trailer) exceeds 12 m long is a camping car or a camping trailer must be equipped with 1 or 2 yellow reflective stickers placed on the back (1 sticker with dimensions 130x25 cm or 2 stickers with dimensions of approx. 50x25 cm). Stickers are available in stores with car accessories. The provision concerns both Spanish and foreign vehicles.

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Light bulbs

Recommended

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Spare tire

YES

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Tow rope

No special regulations

Other legal restrictions

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Legal alcohol limit 

0.5 ‰

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Driving with the dipped beam headlamps on

Obligatory only at night, and during the day only in the case of bad weather conditions and tunnels

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Driving in seat belts

YES

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Carriage of children

Children until 12 years of age and the increase of 135cm must be transported in special seats adapted to their dimensions

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Wild camping regulations

It allows accommodation on motorway parking lots, streets and squares. Always be careful for regional restrictions and best to ask the local population or such prohibitions do not occur

Tolls

Using motorways is payable. The height of the fees depends on the vehicle category and the motorway section passed. In order to estimate the cost of motorways, we suggest to do it at www.viamichelin.com

The data on this website is for informational purposes only. If in any doubt, remember that the road traffic regulations in your country always take precedence. The portal is not responsible for the consequences of using the information provided here.

The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, which many countries have signed, sets out only the minimum characteristics of motor vehicles and trailers involved in international traffic. At the same time, it allows a given country to expand and tighten its requirements for vehicles traveling on their roads, so it is worth checking before leaving what additional equipment of the vehicle is in force in a given country to avoid unnecessary discussions with the police about the Vienna Convention.

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