7 essential items you must carry when driving in Spain.

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  1. Billy23

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    1. Passport or ID Card (notorised copy "may" not be accepted outside region it was issued) - Anywhere in the EU
    2. Driving Licence - Anywhere in the EU
    3. Insurance Certificate - Anywhere in the EU ( Green card )
    4. Original registration document (permiso de circulación) - Anywhere in the EU
    5. Ficha Tecnica/itv (Mot Certificate) - Anywhere in the EU
    6. Two warning triangles - Anywhere in the EU
    7. Reflective Jacket(s) – for anyone who gets out of the car on a main road. - Anywhere in the EU
    8. Headlight deflectors ? never seen them checked ( had UK car for first year never checked! )
    9. If you wear glasses the police "may" ask for the spare pair (in 4 years I have never been asked)
    10. Spare set of bulbs for the vehicle (in 4 years I have never been asked)
    11. Any navigation device must not obscure your driving view and the same for road cam which are legal in Spain.
    To be honest in 4 years living in Spain and chatting to local policeman here in our village the list above is a requirement, but 99% of the time they will ask for your driving licence look briefly and wave you on unless you have been in an accident or become rude.......... then you WILL have a problem as they will find one.........
     
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    1. Corkscrew
    2. Wine glass for each occupant.
    3. Water pistol for firing at traffic police.
    4. Newspaper to read while driving.
    5. Dark glasses for driving at night.
    6. TV mounted on dashboard.
    7. Pair of fluffy dice hanging in front of rear view mirror.
     
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    Wot? Oh Crikey, I'm off down to the market in Totana for a pair of fluffy dice....
     
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    Flip Flops for driving are also an essential piece of kit :D
     
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    Not much good without the bottle of wine.:D
     
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    A Spanish phrase book so you can ask the policeman

    " Haven't you got anything better to do?"
     
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    Don't forget the phone
     
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    "A".................. Frame..... (y)



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    And your hands free kit
    handsfreekit.jpg
     
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    AFAIK there are no "green cards" any more are there? Your normal certificate of insurance is valid throughout EU.

    A question on headlamp deflectors, not just for Spain but also France. With my Hymer I can adjust the headlights for when driving on the right and I intend to do that before I go. Will I get away with not having a sticker on the headlights if I show them the handbook and lever?
     
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    I forgot those, may have to ditch the TV if we are only allowed seven items.
     
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    One each?
     
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    Legal on your motorbike.:D

    Correct re: 'green card' but UK insurers restrict cover to UK without one & Spanish insurers require you to have a stamped full A4 green one for the year.

    çIf your headlights swop from one to the other then they are legal without deflectors as you do not need them.
     
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    Im sorry i havent read the OPs post regarding things to take with you in Spain, i couldnt help but look at the avitar of you and your wife, Billy whats your wifes hand doing under the table :LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Not sure that is correct. On the back of my insurance certificate for the Motorhome it states that cover extends to any member of the EU plus Bulgaria, Iceland Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland. Same with my new Scooter's insurance. I am told I don't need anything more.
     
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