Article 37 Special traffic regulation for safety reasons or traffic flow

1. When safety or traffic flow warrants it, a change in traffic direction may be ordered by the competent authority, the total or partial restriction of access to parts of the road, either in general, for certain vehicles or users, the closing of certain routes, obligatory diversions or the use of hard shoulders or lanes...

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Article 38 Travel on motorways (autopistas and autovías)

1. It is forbidden to drive on motorways with animal-drawn vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles and vehicles for people with reduced mobility (article 18.1 of the articulated text). Notwithstanding the provisions of the previous paragraph, riders of bicycles over 14 years old may ride on the hard shoulders of the motorways, unless, for justified reasons of road...

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Article 39 Traffic flow limitations

1. Subject to the provisions of the following sections, temporary or permanent traffic limitations may be established on the routes covered by the legislation on traffic, motor vehicle traffic and road safety, when required by safety or traffic flow considerations. This slideshow requires JavaScript. 2. On certain routes, or in parts or sections of them...

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Article 40 Reversible traffic lanes

1. On two-lane roads, when the broken double line markings delimit a lane on both sides, this indicates that the lane is reversible, i.e. traffic can be regulated in one direction or the other by means of traffic lights or other means. Drivers travelling in these lanes must use at least dipped headlights on their...

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Article 41 Lanes used for traffic moving in the opposite direction from usual

1. In order to improve traffic flow, when there is more than one lane of traffic in each direction of travel, the traffic authorities may enable lanes for use in the opposite direction to the usual, duly marked in accordance with the provisions of article 144. This slideshow requires JavaScript. The use of lanes enabled...

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Article 42 Additional traffic lanes in certain situations

1. On roads with two-way traffic and hard shoulders, when the width of the road allows it, the traffic authorities may enable an additional lane of traffic to be used by vehicles in the centre of the road, in one of the directions of travel, by using provisional signalling and cones. Enabling this additional lane...

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