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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