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A Guide To Spanish Road Safety

Staying safe on the road in Spain can be worrying if you are unfamiliar with the country. There are specific rules which visitors to the state must follow whilst they are driving abroad.

However, these rules and regulations are often not explained adequately to tourists, many of whom go on holiday without a real understanding of what needs to happen. This lack of explanations is, unfortunately, how accidents happen. To try and make sure that you experience a level of road safety while you are out and about, we are going to look at some of the essential points of Spanish Road Safety.

Basic Road Safety Points

There are a few things which you need to know before you drive in Spain. For the most part, these are fundamental rules which apply in most countries. For example, you are not allowed to use a mobile device while behind the wheel of a vehicle - a hands-free system must be used. Fortunately pretty much all of our cars are fitted with modern Bluetooth hands-free systems.

Car radios and mobile devices are also not allowed to be on while you are refueling your vehicle. This precaution is to prevent the signals from either interfering in any way with the refueling equipment. While we strive to make sure you have the best value car hire in Spain, we also don't want you to damage yourself or your car!

There are certain speed limits which come into play while you're in the country too. For dual carriageways and motorways, you can not exceed 120km/h. The threshold for conventional roads can be found by visiting our hints & tips page at  Remember these limits when you're looking into driving with all-inclusive car hire in Spain because visiting drivers are often at the most risk of breaking these laws without knowing. Also, all passengers and drivers should have a seatbelt on always.

Age Restrictions And Licences

Next, we're going to take a look at some of the different rules and regulations regarding your age and licence. You have to be 18 or older to drive in Spain, and if you come from the EU, Iceland or Norway, you need to bring your current driving licence. Anyone who comes from another part of the world will need to bring an International Driving Licence. To rent a car from Drivalia, the home of all-inclusive car hire in Spain you do need to be at least 21 years old and there is a supplement to pay for drivers under 25.

Overall, these are just some of the different rules which people need to follow when it comes to driving on the roads of Spain carefully. It is essential to follow the rules when you're in another country as a guest to ensure that you have a problem-free holiday.

Our hints and tips page gives you a much greater insight into some of the things to bear in mind when you are driving in Spain – take a look !