Driving information Menorca
. Drive in Menorca a car hire 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.
Menorca Spain 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 obligatory everywhere
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Parking in town, the bays are outlined.
Free Blue lines...
Buy ticket, Yellow lines... No parking.
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 vehicle.
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.
Breakdown or Accident. 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