Drive in Menorca is similar to drive
but for the right side.
It is important to always carry the
Hire document, your Current Driving
Licence and Passport or Nie.
Take care when overtaking - allow more
space between you and the car in front so you can see further down
the road ahead
has strict drink driving laws, only allowing 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per
millilitre of blood - stricter than the UK where the limit is 0.8. New
drivers are effectively forbidden to drink and drive, with a very
low 0.1 mg/l limit
When parking, you are liable
for any parking fines, and towing charges if the vehicle is towed
away by the police. Do not park in front of garages or driveways,
you will see a round sign..
Seat belts front and rear are
VADO PERMANENTE-GUAL PEMANENT.
Parking in town, the bays are
Illegal parking will result in the
car being towed away. A triangle with the registration number will
be left on the curb, and directions to where you can find the
White lines... Free
Blue lines......Buy ticket,
Yellow lines... No parking.
Seat belts are compulsory, for
backseat passengers as well. On the spot fines are imposed. Children
under 12 years, must sit in the back. The
number of seat belts in the car denotes the number of people the car
is insured to carry.
Drink driving regulations are
stricter here than in the U. K, and the police regularly place check
points on the roads.
In case of breakdown or accident.
Safety Triangles (in car boot),
must be placed 50 meters in front of and behind the car. A
florescent jacket [found in the car] must be worn at at all times
when you leave the car due to breakdown or accident.
If you have an
accident make a note of the other car licence plate no and the
drivers name/address. If they are Spanish ask for there identity
card no [D.N.I]. Also note the other drivers insurance company name.
If they refuses call the Guardia Civil.
If any of the
passengers are injured do not move the car or injured person. Call
the Guardia Civil and an ambulance.
Here you can find some telephone numbers:
Information about telephones.
MENORCA CAR RENTAL