Legal speeding?

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Legal speeding?

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:40 pm

Can anyone clarify if on non-urban roads it is permitted to exceed a speed limit to overtake?
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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby markwilding » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:57 pm

Is this an urban myth or true? My son, who has taken the Spanish driving test, therefore has done the theoretical part, says it is permitted but I wouldn't take his word for it.

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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby elusive » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:40 pm

Says you can on a new post on n322 site. Post about road signs and changes in the law re driving with a mobile. Believe it says you can go 20kph over when over taking

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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby gerryh » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:54 pm

I understand it is correct on single carriage way roads but not on dual carriage way or else you would get people driving at 140 KPH in other than the inside lane "because they were overtaking"
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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:08 pm

Good point Gerry.
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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby costakid » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:15 pm

it is on single lane roads. If not as Gerry says on dual you would say I was just overtaking a q of lorries officer.

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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby costakid » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:23 pm

In the news today, speeding to overtake is now illegal. Using a phone is now 6 points loss and 500 euro fine up from 200 euro. That should stop alot of mobile phone offenders.

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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby costakid » Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:27 pm

This was in the news:: Other tougher measures to improve road safety have come in as well, including scrapping the rule that allowed the speed limit to be broken briefly on normal roads when overtaking.

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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby jhonie99 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:57 pm

Effective from Jan 1st, 2021.

In any case, it's really not necessary to go above 120kph. Last week I drove from Cadiz to La Coruña. Cruise control most of the way, really helps to keep speed in check.

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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby olive » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:50 pm

costakid wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:23 pm
In the news today, speeding to overtake is now illegal. Using a phone is now 6 points loss and 500 euro fine up from 200 euro. That should stop alot of mobile phone offenders.
I read somewhere that not wearing seatbelts is the 4 th biggest contributor to injuries.

It will be interesting to see if the new laws will be policed. I sometimes do a tick record of vehicles without seat belt worn or using tech. ( i have even seen folk using a laptop) two weeks ago, I saw a bloke texting whilst driving a quad bike.

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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby costakid » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:56 pm

Drink, speed, seatbelts and mobiles are the big 4. I suppose the 5th is the cr+p Spanish drivers.

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Re: Legal speeding?

Postby markwilding » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:36 pm

That is hard. I first came across these really slow speed restrictions in London and they take a bit of getting used to especially in a hire car. When driving in Bilbao, I have to engage my speed limiter so as not to speed.


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