Author: N332 – Driving In Spain

Choosing a Perfect Helmet

Do you know what features are best for your helmet when driving a 2 wheel vehicle? The Spanish national association of companies representing the industry, (Asociación Nacional de Empresas del Sector de Dos Ruedas), offer these handy tips. You must Read More …

Summer 2017 Special Operation Begins

This weekend sees the first of the four special operations on the roads of Spain where the network will be stretched to the limit, as summer holidaymakers move through the country´s roads. There will be four specific operations during the Read More …

Half of Spaniards would ban smoking in cars

World No Tobacco Day was celebrated in May. The global event, promoted by the World Health Organisation, aims to highlight the health risks associated with smoking, and aims to offer assistance to those wishing to quit. However, there is not Read More …

Naked Man Arrested for Damaging Vehicles

Local Police from Elche have arrested a man in the town of El Altet, suspected of being responsible for damaging around a dozen parked cars on Saturday night, whilst in a naked state. Local Police were alerted by neighbours reporting Read More …

Increase in Alcohol and Drugs Checkpoints

The DGT has announced an increase in alcohol and drug checkpoints this weekend, especially on conventional roads and those with a high incident rate. The move is partly due to an increase in alcohol and drug-related driving incidents at weekend, Read More …

Stricter ITV controls from 2018

The mandatory vehicle safety vest, the Inspección Técnica de Vehículos, or ITV, the Spanish equivalent to the MOT, will become much stricter from 2018, especially in elements relating to pollutant emissions, the devices intended to reduce them and also a Read More …

Getting Fined Without Moving

Excessive speed or driving whilst using a mobile phone are two of the most common causes for which you can receive a traffic sanction, but it is also possible to be fined without your vehicle moving, and not only for Read More …

Passenger Alcohol Tests – The Myth

Debunking the Myths – “Passengers will be required to pass a breath test”? A recent story has been doing the rounds on the internet over changes to the law which will come into force in July, whereas a second person Read More …