1. On which side of the road should I drive in Asturias?
In Asturias, as in the rest of Spain, you should drive on the right-hand side of the road.
2. What is the speed limit on Asturias highways?
The general speed limit on Asturian highways is 120 km/h. However, it can vary depending on road conditions and it is indicated by road signs.
3. Can I drive in Asturias with a foreign driver's license?
Yes, people from EU countries can drive with their home country's driving license. Non-EU residents should have an International Driving Permit along with their valid driving license.
4. Are there any toll roads in Asturias?
Yes, there are a few toll roads in Asturias. It's always indicated when a toll must be paid, and the amount varies depending on the car, road, and distance travelled.
5. What should I know about speed radars in Asturias?
There are a significant number of speed radars in Asturias. Over-speeding fines can be hefty, so it's best to adhere to speed limits at all times.
6. Where can I find gas stations in Asturias?
Gas stations are relatively easy to find in Asturias. They are usually located in and around urban areas, as well as on the highways.
7. Are there any specific driving regulations in Asturias that I should be aware of?
Apart from adhering to the standard driving regulations applicable throughout Spain, there are no Asturias-specific driving regulations as such.
8. Is there a zero-tolerance policy on drink and drug driving in Asturias?
Yes, as throughout Spain, drinking and drug-driving laws are very strict. The legal alcohol limit is 0.05%, and for new drivers it's 0.03%.
9. What is the minimum driving age in Asturias?
The minimum driving age in Asturias, like the rest of Spain, is 18 years.
10. Is the use of fog lights regulated in Asturias?
Yes, the use of fog lights is regulated in Spain, including Asturias. Fog lights can only be used when visibility is seriously reduced.
11. What is the rule regarding child seats in cars in Asturias?
Children measuring less than 135 cm must travel in appropriate child restraint systems in the rear seats and can't travel in the front seat.
12. How are the road conditions in Asturias?
Road conditions in Asturias are generally good, but some mountainous areas may require careful driving, particularly in winter.
13. Are there specific rules for parking in Asturias?
Parking rules follow Spain's general city regulations. It is usually paid in the city centers and you must look for a blue zone. Also, cars cannot be parked where curbs are painted yellow.
14. Is car insurance mandatory in Asturias?
Yes, car insurance is mandatory in Asturias as is the case in the rest of Spain. It's actually illegal to drive without it.
15. Are there any specific environmental regulations concerning cars in Asturias?
Asturias follows European emission regulations. Diesel cars older than 2006 and petrol cars older than 2000 are banned from entering some areas during peak pollution times.