Tougher law for using mobile phones in Spain
The Government of Spain is currently looking into changing the law related to using a mobile telephone whilst driving.
It is already an offence to manually use a mobile telephone whilst driving. This will incur the withdrawal of three points from your driving licence.
However, if a draft reform of the traffic laws is passed then this offence will see the removal of six points, double the current penalty.
The reform also seeks to clarify the offence by stating that using your hands to search a device, text a message or answer a call will be an infringement of the road traffic laws.
The new law will extend to all types of devices, including navigation systems. An offence won’t be incurred where these devices can be operated without the use of your hands. Devices that give verbal instructions and that are operated by voice will be ok.