Don’t let them take your wheels!

The Spanish Road Safety Act has been amended since last year and the Guardia Civil may now, in certain circumstances, stop your car and actually prevent you driving any further by clamping it, or in some cases even confiscate your vehicle altogether!

Most of the rules are probably the same or similar to those in your home country but we suggest you have a read of the following points just to be sure you don’t get caught out and end up off the road.

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Driving in Spain

This blog is intended to give you a quick overview of a few of the issues you might face around driving in Spain if you are a European citizen.

Driving licences
Let’s start with the basics… To drive a car in Spain you must be at least 18 years old and the same goes for a motorbike over 125cc. At 15 you can drive a motorbike up to 50cc and this increases to 125cc when you turn 16. If you are a citizen of a European Union country your licence from your home country will be recognised in Spain. (If you happen to be from the USA your licence may also be recognised, depending on what state it is from.)

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