COMMON DRIVING ACTIONS THAT CAN LEAD TO FINES IN SPAIN – PART 3
Parking in the same place for too long
In many municipal ordinances there is a time limit for parking on the street, in which the car must be moved or make sure that it can remain parked.
You need to check with the local town halls, but as an example, in some areas of Madrid, the maximum is 5 days, but it is reduced to 2 days in places.
Driving in the left or centre lane
This is one of the gestures that is repeated the most when driving on motorways and dual carriageways.
In Spain, we drive on the right, in fact, generally speaking, as far to the right as possible, and the righthand lane on multiple lane roads is the normal driving lane.
Additional lanes are for overtaking only, and you must return to the normal driving lane once the move is completed.
Driving with one hand or sticking your arm out the window
As we have already mentioned, the correct driving position involves having both hands on the steering wheel at all times. Therefore, resting your elbow on the window is not allowed, nor is putting your arm out the window, as this could be interpreted as a hand signal.
Overloading the vehicle
There are many rules regarding carrying goods and items in vehicles, but a common occurrence in summer is vehicles crammed with items such as beach paraphernalia, like inflatables.
You must not overload the vehicle, you must ensure visibility, and you must have all doors (including the boot) securely closed when driving.