Laws and regulations change from time-to-time so, as we are not able to ensure such information is kept up-to-date on this website, we will instead include useful links below. We cannot vouch for the veracity of the information on non-official websites ,so please treat any information as a guide only and if in doubt check with the official Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) website at www.dgt.es. Most of the DGT website is only in Spanish but you can of course get a rough translation of most pages by using Google Translate or by browsing the site using Google’s free Chrome browser which offers automatic translation of website pages into your preferred language. The DGT website does seem to be gradually adding important/useful information in other languages such as the following about traffic violation tickets.
What to do if you have received a traffic or parking violation ticket:
The following page in English on the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) website explains very clearly what to do, how you can appeal, and how you can pay the fine:
Other useful sites containing information about driving rules and laws:
“N332” Facebook page This very helpful Facebook page is managed by a group of Spanish Traffic Police Officers to inform all expats and tourists who visit Spain about the Spanish Traffic Laws. They publish new articles every day, which they copy directly from the different Spanish Traffic Laws and translate them to give English speaking drivers a better understanding of the rules and regulations related to driving in Spain. You can also post questions to them via this page.
N332 - Driving In Spain: Website associated with above which also provides advice and information about driving in Spain,
including information about changing your driving licence
Citizen's Advice Bureau Spain give more details about changing your licence here
Local garages carrying out repairs, servicing & ITV:
Talleres Berenguer Escrivá S.L. - Repairs and services, ITV
Avenida de Pego 15, Orba (965 583 040)
Visit Talleres Berenguer's website
Reparaciones Orba - Bodywork, mechanical, tyres, ITV
Partida Barrancs 18, Orba (965 583 072) or Tony (669 633 257) or Steven (680 310 435)
Visit Reparaciones Orba's website
ITV (equivalent of UK MOT test):
Vehicles in Spain are subject to an regular inspection called an 'ITV' (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) which is the equivalent of the English MOT.
The following links provide useful information about this test:
CircuITV website: Gives general information, locations of testing station, contact numbers.
Ondara ITV Centre page: This is the nearest ITV test centre to Orba. the web page includes contact details, opening hours, location map, and online appointment “cita previa” booking facility.
As applies to all parts of this website, if you discover a web page we link to is no longer operational (or that the information is very clearly wrong or out-of-date!) please let us know so we can remove or update the link. We also welcome any suggestions for additional (or better) links.