N332 & COYS RENT A CAR; COMMON DRIVING ACTIONS THAT CAN LEAD TO FINES IN SPAIN – PART 2
Holding your phone while driving
Even if you are not using it, just holding your mobile phone in your hand is an offence in Spain.
The driver must maintain both hands on the steering wheel at all times, unless engaged in the function of driving, such as changing gears, for example.
Using the horn for no reason
Another gesture that is not allowed is to use the horn when it is not necessary. If it is not used to warn of a danger, you could be fined.
Washing the car in the street
In accordance with the General Traffic Regulations, it is prohibited to wash the car in the street. However, the sanction depends on the local council. On the other hand, it is not allowed to change the oil in the middle of the street.
These actions fall under the same rules as depositing items of risk on the road, such as soapy water, but in addition, also fall foul of environmental laws.
Eating while driving
When you're on a long drive, it can be common to get hungry. In this case, it is best to stop to eat and drink water.
Remember, the driver must be in full control of the vehicle at all times. Hands-on the steering wheel, which cannot happen if the driver is eating.