illegal vehicles in Spain7 Replies
There is surprise to see many British (and other countries, but mostly British) cars are using and sold privately without tax and ITV in Spain here. Many public think they can decide for themselves what European law apply to them personally, and what not. This is a delusion. Here is truth basic. Any vehicle of other European countries can be for use in Spain, as only a temporary visit (maximum 6 consecutive months in any calendar year), on the strict condition that the vehicle questioned is fully legal in country of origin is allowed . This means ITV, road tax paid current to date and valid European insurance coverage. If one or more of these essential elements not present, you do not have insurance. The policy of the company is not responsible. In the event of an accident, the owner and the driver of the vehicle both will be held personally responsible for any financial remuneration, structural and physical that can reach hundreds of thousands of euros. If can not pay, you go to jail. This is unquestionable. Vehicles from outside Spain who have no valid ITV and tax document from country of origin (and therefore invalid insurance) should be remove, dismembered or register here in the Spanish system of registration. The Civil Guardia and Police Local are pushing more and more hard to remove these illegal vehicles (and therefore dangerous publicly) of our roads and prosecute the owners and drivers to the full extent of the law. You have been warned.