Driving and driving licences in Spain

Driving and drivers licenses in Spain

Tips and guidelines for driving a motorhome in Spain

Basic driving rules in Spain

Driving is always on the right hand side of the road and priority is to the right.

You must have your national or international drivers license on you at all times.

In traffic circles, traffic moves in a anticlockwise direction.

All of the occupants of the vehicle must wear a seat-belt, in the front of the vehicle as well as at the back. Child car seats and booster seats must also be used when necessary.

Always overtake on the left and leave a good distance before merging back into your lane especially in front of trucks.

The use of the bright headlights are prohibited in towns.

The speed limit for motorhomes is:

  • 50 km/h in cities
  • 80 km/h on most roads
  • 90 km/h on seperated, paved roads
  • 90 km/h on highways

Useful numbers:

  • Emergency contact number: 112
  • National police: 091
  • Firefighters: 080
  • Emergency medical assistance (paramedics): 061

In the case of an accident, first call: 112

The legal blood-alcohol limit is less than 0.5 g/l

You must have one fluorescent emergency vest and two hazard triangles in the vehicle.

Using a cell phone while driving is prohibited. 

Be aware that traffic signals differ from vertical to horizontal from one country to another. Pay attention and adjust your driving!

This information is subject to change from time to time. Be sure double check before your trip.

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