Spain requires foreign drivers who have a license in English to obtain an IDP prior to arriving in Spain. This driving permit is a requirement to drive in Spain, and without the permit, you could face punishment if stopped by law enforcement officials while driving.
What happens if I get caught driving without a license in Spain?
The criminal code criminalizes the conduct of Driving without a license with the loss of legally assigned points. And with a prison term of 3 to 6 months or a fine of 12 to 24 months.
What happens if you drive around with no license?
Penalties for driving without a license or failing to produce a license when stopped by a police officer range from “fix-it tickets” to vehicle impoundment or even jail time (for driving on a revoked license, for example).
What driving Licence do you need in Spain?
To drive in Spain you will need a full and valid UK driver’s licence. You will also need proof of ownership (V5C) and insurance, as well as a passport or a national identity card.
How do I check my driving fines in Spain?
How to check for Traffic and parking fines in Spain
- By telephone calling 060.
- On the DGT website at www.dgt.es.
- In any local post office.
- At any branch of Santander Bank You will need to take with you the penalty notice and your passport.
What happens if you drive without license UK?
It is a very serious offence that can bring with it six penalty points and a fine of up to £5,000. Further punishment can also include a prolonged period of disqualification, community service and even imprisonment for up to six months.