Going abroad - Spain

Other specific rules


Daytime running lights are mandatory even during daylight hours Mandatory only for motorcycles
For other vehicles, only in conditions of reduced visibility


Safety equipment for cars Spare wheel and tools for fitting it
2 portable warning triangles
Reflective vest
Buses and large commercial vehicles: fire extinguisher
Use of wheel chains mandatory in heavy snow.


Safety equipment for cyclists
Helmet (Cyclists under 16: mandatory; Cyclists over 16: recommended in urban areas and mandatory outside urban areas)
Reflective vest
Front and rear lights (at night and in tunnels)

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