A few recent changes regarding the laws on driving in Spain.
The fine for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has now increased to 1000€ when the offender is at double the limit or if it is a recurring offence.
Children under 135 cm tall must not use the front seat of a vehicle unless all the back seats are taken up by children also under this height or the vehicle does not have any back seats. Taxi drivers will also have to adhere to this rule, but it will be the parents, not the taxi driver that will be fined up to 200€
There is a crack down on vehicles with foreign licence plates that are being used in Spain by residents, or owners of commercial vehicles. Within 90 days of the vehicle being brought to Spain it should be changed to Spanish plates. Failure to do this could result in fines and even confiscation of your vehicle . Please contact us if you need assistance on how to make your vehicle legal.
It is an offence to drive in Flip Flops, or shoes without a back.
Also, it is an offence to drive wearing no shirt / clothing
Cyclists / Pushbikes
Cyclists under 16 years of age much always use a helmet in urban areas. The fine goes up to 200€ to parents whose children do not adhere to this.
When overtaking cyclists, drivers must go over into the next lane completely, i.e. not halfway across the line.