Driving abroad: Spain

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has released a series of helpful advice articles for those of you planning on driving abroad this year.

If you’re planning a trip to Spain with your touring caravan or motorhome, here are some things to bear in mind…

  • Vehicles must carry two warning triangles – one to place in front and one to place behind in the event of a breakdown
  • A spare pair of glasses must be kept in your car or motorhome if you require glasses to drive
  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted to sit in the front passenger seat of a car or motorhome unless a child restraint is used
  • Many towns have blue zone parking controls, which means you must display a permit disc in order to park
  • You will be penalised if you park on a main road that has a continuous white line running along the edge
  • Should you be caught contravening a traffic law, Spanish policía tend to issue an on-the-spot fine as a means of punishment

Most drivers will travel through France in order to reach Spain, so don’t forget to look up vehicle regulations for this country as well to avoid breaking the law in transit.

If you have an up-to-date insurance policy with Coast, one thing you won’t have to worry about is insurance cover, as our motorhome insurance and touring caravan insurance policies include European cover as standard.

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