- Don’t drink. Contrary to popular belief, Spanish drink-driving laws are very strict, with the legal limit around half that of the UK. Best to leave that vino tinto untasted.
- Spanish truck drivers turn on their right indicator to show that the way ahead of them is clear for overtaking, the left one if it isn’t.
- Spanish law is very specific about certain accessories all vehicles must contain. Before leaving the car rental depot, you must ensure that your car is equipped with two EU-approved red warning triangles, a hi-visibility jacket (which you must wear outside your vehicle if you’re stopped by police or broken down on a major highway), spare light bulbs, a first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and a spare wheel.
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