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Tow bars and towing regulations in Spanish territory

The rules and regulations regarding the fitting and use of tow bars in Spain are very different to the UK. If you need to tow a trailer or indeed a caravan then these must be fitted by a qualified person in a workshop and be in compliance with Spanish Laws. There are many restrictions and rules and often can ...Full Article

Seatbelts and safety

The Guardia Civil have announced that they will be intensifying the spot checks on road users for the correct use of seat-belts by all passengers, including children travelling in ...Full Article

Speed limits

In Spain there were no speed limits on roads until the petrol crisis in 1974 when they established a speed limit of 130 km/h. In 1976 with the second ...Full Article

Speedo readings

For quite some time now when you take a car for an ITV the kilometres are recorded and placed on their records. This involves not only them storing it ...Full Article

Driving abroad

I am sure we will all have heard by now the term Middle Lane Hogger here being used in Spain for drivers who only use the centre lane on ...Full Article

The L Sign on cars in Spain

We have all seen cars being driven around, sometime erratically and sometimes very slowly with a Green L sign displayed in the back and may have thought quite innocently ...Full Article

The different zebra crossings in Spain

Many people get confused by the different colours of road marking which appear to be for pedestrian use as crossings. There are basically three colours the normal black and ...Full Article

Tyres and what you need to know

Tyres form an integral part of the car and the type of tyres recommended and the regulations in both wear and depths permitted are there for the safety of ...Full Article

Speed limits on Spanish roads

Many drivers will have exceeded the statutory speed limit at some point during their driving life time but speed limits on roads are there for a reason, mainly for ...Full Article

Is it okay to exceed the speed limit to overtake?

Most people will answer this question with probably a yes answer although the rules and regulations in Spain are far more complex than some other countries and whilst in ...Full Article
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