Planning to take a car to Spain this year?

If you are planning to take a car to Spain this year?, don’t leave home without knowing some of the important driving regulations.

  • You are required to carry two warning triangles. In the event of a breakdown, they should be placed in front of and behind the car.
    If a driver wears glasses, they must keep a spare pair in the car.
  • As with much of Europe, the drink drive limit is lower in Spain than in Ireland.  Bear this in mind and if you’re going to drive, just don’t drink.
  • Parking in many towns is controlled by blue zones (zonas azul) where a disc must be displayed.
  • Don’t park on main roads with continuous white lines along the edge.
  • Children can sit in the front seat but must be at least 12 years old unless using a child restraint.

For more info on driving abroad check out the IAM Website.

19th June, 2012

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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