Driving in Spain- A Quiz

Jim

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Jul 19, 2007
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What is the English for the following

1. Peligro
2. Obras
3. Direccion Unica
4. Cuidado
5. Ceda el Paso
6. Aparcamiento
7. Gasolina Sin Plomo
8. Gasoleo A
9. Gasoleo B
 

sammclouis

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Aug 14, 2007
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shropshire
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c class
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1. Danger
2. Works
3. One way street
4. Taken care of
5. Yield Step
6. Parking
7. Unleaded gas
8. Gasohol A
9. Gasohol B
 
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Jim

Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
29,024
84,143
Sutton on Sea
MH
C Class Diesel RV
Exp
Since 1990
There you go...

Peligro - Danger
Obras - (Road) Works
Direccion Unica - One Way
Cuidado - (Drive with) Care
Ceda el Paso - Give Way
Aparcamiento - Parking
Gasolina Sin Plomo - Unleaded Petrol
Gasoleo A - Diesel for cars and trucks
Gasoleo B - Tax free Diesel for non road use
 
Aug 16, 2007
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What is the English for the following

1. Peligro
2. Obras
3. Direccion Unica
4. Cuidado
5. Ceda el Paso
6. Aparcamiento
7. Gasolina Sin Plomo
8. Gasoleo A
9. Gasoleo B
Hi Jim,
You missed out Cambio Centido, this is quite an important one that if you do not use can cost you dearly!
 

hogan

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Aug 4, 2007
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Valencia,Spain
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Dont worry about any of the road signs,the locals dont bother,if you see a Spanish reg vehicle with the indicators on it means there is a fiesta,or I am driving it.At the start of every tunnel there is a sign warning you to put your dipped headlights on and one at the end telling you to turn them off,but there is never a sign telling you to take your sunglasses off or to put them back on.
 
Aug 16, 2007
479
2
Answer

Hi Jim,
You missed out Cambio Centido, this is quite an important one that if you do not use can cost you dearly!
Answer.
A Cambio Centido is where you can turn left across a solid white line in the middle of the rd.
You are driving down the rd on the right hand side and you want to turn left but there is a solid white line.
You must proceed to the Cambio Centido, where you will first turn right and will then approach the rd that you were traveling on at right angles (90deg). You can then cross the main carriageway and then rejoin the main rd in the opposite direction than you were originally traveling .
There may be a filter, stop sign, or traffic lights.
It is similar to a roundabout with the main rd going through the middle of it.
Sometimes there can be traffic lights on these.
Failure to observe can result in a hefty fine
Hope this helps
 

BGD

Ex Member
Aug 20, 2007
88
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Costa Blanca, Spain.
Answer.
A Cambio Centido is where you can turn left across a solid white line in the middle of the rd.
You are driving down the rd on the right hand side and you want to turn left but there is a solid white line.
You must proceed to the Cambio Centido, where you will first turn right and will then approach the rd that you were traveling on at right angles (90deg). You can then cross the main carriageway and then rejoin the main rd in the opposite direction than you were originally traveling .
There may be a filter, stop sign, or traffic lights.
It is similar to a roundabout with the main rd going through the middle of it.
Sometimes there can be traffic lights on these.
Failure to observe can result in a hefty fine
Hope this helps


Cambio sentido: good answer, but not quite the whole answer.

In Spanish it means "change lane" or "change direction".

It ABSOLUTELY doesn't mean that if on a road with a solid white line, you can just turn left across oncoming traffic.....you can't ever (legally!) do that in Spain.
People still do, 'cos the Spanish ain't too fussy about obeying road signs, but if you're nicked for doing it as a "giri" (foreigner), you will get a big on-the-spot fine.

Cambio Sentido has two uses on Spanish roads that I have come across whilst living here in Spain:

1. As per Justme's answer: "turn right off off the main highway onto the slip-road thingy ahead, so that you can then wait front-on to the highway and cross that main highway because you want to go into a road to yourleft" (a bit convoluted, but I hope people get my drift).

2. Literally, just "you must change lane" - you'll often see this at the approach to roadworks....on motorways where one or more carriageway is coned off ahead; and on single carriageway roads where there is a temporary alteration to the roadway (normally accompanied by solid orange lines on each side of the carriageway(s) concerned).
 
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