What to Expect at the Spanish Vehicle Inspection
Nov24

What to Expect at the Spanish Vehicle Inspection

While it’s easy to travel around Spain via public transport, as Americans, we both wanted to have the freedom of our own cars. After passing the Spanish driving exam and purchasing our vehicles, we’ve been able to reach out-of-the-way destinations and avoid overpacked buses to the beach! Our obsessions with Peuqeño Monty and Tibu kinda end there, though, as maintaining a motor vehicle in Spain turned out to be a lot more...

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Getting a Driver’s License in Spain
Feb05

Getting a Driver’s License in Spain

updated Summer 2018 What went wrong The GPS led us off the toll road and onto a little-traversed secondary highway that snaked through isolated Soria. We happened upon a quaint small town on the river Duero, starting our La Rioja road trip with a glass of red and a stroll around town. As we hopped into the rental car and headed towards Logroño, I drove straight into a speed trap. Thankfully, I was a few kilometers under the limit, but...

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Driving in Spain: Understanding the New Traffic Laws
May13

Driving in Spain: Understanding the New Traffic Laws

On May 9th, 2014, a new wave of laws came into effect on Spain’s thousands of kilometers of roadways. From small adjustments to major overhauls in legislation, the new laws are outlined in the long-winded Ley 6/2014 modificando la Ley sobre Tráfico, Circulación de Vehículos a Motor y Seguridad Vial 339/1990. Spain’s roads are controlled by the DGT, or Departamento General de Tráfico. All licensed drivers over the age of 18...

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