! Murcia Today – Driving fines you can get in Spain even if you’re not driving

Publication date: 09/12/2022

Fines for these common offenses can cost up to 3,000 euros in Spain

The General Directorate of Traffic distributes tens of thousands of fines in Spain every year and since the new regulations came into force a few months ago, the penalties for speeding and using a mobile phone have skyrocketed . But you shouldn’t get too comfortable just because you’re not driving, as passengers can also be hit with plenty of fines.

1. Seat belts

2. Child seats

Carrying a child in your arms as a passenger is extremely dangerous and considered a serious offense in Spain; not having children securely restrained in appropriate child or baby seats will cost you 200 euros.

3. Feet on the dashboard

If you run out of space, it is better to move the seat back rather than throw your feet on the dashboard, under penalty of a fine of 80 to 100 euros.

4. Windows

Much like the foot rule on the dash, sticking your head, arms, or feet out of the passenger window will cost you up to $100.

5. Trash

It is a serious offense to throw anything out the window as it could cause an accident, and something like a lit cigarette could cause devastating forest fires. Anyone who throws waste into a car will be fined 500 euros and, in the case of the driver, six license points deducted.

6. Insurance

Getting caught in a car that doesn’t have insurance is a major hassle and will cost you between $600 and $3,000, depending on the situation.


Vehicles over four years old must undergo regular ITV tests and, if a car is driven with an expired certificate, the penalty is between 200 and 500 euros.

8. Unpaid tolls

Unless a regular driver has been designated or the driver is identified, the fine will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner.

9. Questionable Parking

As above, if a car is found parked illegally, the person responsible is the owner of the car, whether they are driving it at the time or not.

10. Most common offenses

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