Spanish Government

Spain is an ideal country for you to enjoy the experience of driving, has countless cultural sites and wonderful landscapes whose beauty is described in many literary works. All this adds to the many restaurants you’ll find along the way and where you can taste the excellent cuisine of the country. And now that you know the reasons for touring the country by car, it is necessary to know some basic tips before launch you on the road. The minimum age for obtaining the license in Spain is 18 years. The Spanish Government has already introduced license points, according to this model novice drivers with less than three years experience have 8 points of departure, while the number rises to 12 for the most experienced drivers.

The steer on highways speed limit is 120 km/h. In Spain is frequent the use of radar and controls to ensure that speed limits are respected. Be careful during festive periods or weekends, as it is When proliferate controls by the police. Driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotic substances, as well as refusing to perform the breath control is a very serious offense. The maximum rate of alcohol in air respirada is 0.25 mg/l for drivers in general and 0.15 mg/l for the novice. More serious offences can lead to sentences of up to six months in prison, economic fines up to 602 euros and the withdrawal of the driving licence for a period of between one and four years. Beyond a possible sanction, the most important thing is your safety, so it is best that you do not drive if you’ve drunk. Since the entry of the licence by points, the General traffic Directorate amended its regulations establishing as serious offences the driving without seat belts or non-use of child seats when travelling with children. If you drive while you are using the mobile phone or any device that distracts your attention the sanction will mean the loss of three points.

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