- The traffic signs in Spain hardly differ from those in many other EU countries.
- A rectangular white plate with a red border and a black place on it indicates the beginning of the built-up area. The same sign with a slanting red line indicates the end of the built-up area.
Car and motorcycle
- A motorway can be indicated by the blue sign with a white car known to us or with a rectangular blue sign with two lanes in white and the text Autovía.
- A triangular white sign with a red border and with an image of a car surrounded by black dots warns of poor visibility.
- A triangular white sign with a red border and with an image of a tilted car warns of a traffic jam.
- A round blue sign with a white headlight and downward directed beams means that drivers have to use low beam.
- A round blue sign with a tire with a snow chain on it means that snow chains are mandatory.
- A round blue sign with a white number on it (for example 30) indicates the minimum speed. A square blue sign with a white number on it indicates the recommended speed.
- A turning prohibition is indicated by a round white sign with a red border and an inverted black U which also has a red line through it. A blue square sign with a curved white arrow and a distance in meters indicates where drivers can turn.
- A round white sign with a red border and a black arrow deflecting to the left or right with a diagonal red line through it means: Forbidden to turn left (or right).
- A round white sign with a red border and two cars with a number in between, indicates how many meters distance drivers have to keep to their predecessor.
- A rectangular orange bottom plate with a narrow black border, a black radar symbol and black images of a car, truck and motorcycle warns of a road section where many accidents occur and where for that reason radar checks or other speed checks are being carried out.
Abierto – Open
Alto, pare – stop Stop
Autopista – Motorway (with toll)
Autovía – Car (fast) road (without toll)
Camino cerrado – Road is closed
Ceda, ceda el paso – Give priority
Cerrado – Closed
Despacio – Slow
Desvío, desviación – Detour
Estacionamiento, aparcamiento – Parking
Niebla – Fog
Nieve – Snow
Peatones – Pedestrians
Prohibido, prohibida – Prohibited
Tope – Speed bump
Velocidad máxima – Maximum speed
Viento – Wind
Zona peatonal – Pedestrian zone
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