Traffic jam

Traffic

Traffic

Traffic circles

In Spain people still may be unsure about how to use them properly as they were only introduced fairly recently. You still get some people who want to give way to those coming onto the traffic circle, because of the old rule of giving way to those coming from the right. Remember traffic circles (glorietas or rotondas are anti-clockwise in Spain.

Mopeds and motorcycles

In Spain you only have to be 14 years old to get a moped (under 50cc engine) licence and do not even have to do an exam. Drivers therefore tend to be unpredictable.

Pedestrian crossings

People rarely stop for someone waiting to cross at a crossing, unless there is a traffic light. It is best to wait for your turn to cross as indicated by the traffic signals.

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