Article 45 Adaptation of speed to the circumstances

Every driver is obliged to respect the established speed limits and additionally take into account, their own physical and mental conditions, the characteristics and condition of the road, the vehicle and its load, the meteorological, environmental and traffic conditions, and, in general, any circumstance that may occur at any time, in order to adapt the...

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Article 46 Moderation of speed – Cases

1. You are to drive at a moderate speed and, if necessary, stop the vehicle when circumstances demand it, especially in the following cases:   A) When there are pedestrians on the part of the road that is being used or if rationally it could be foreseen, especially if it is children, the elderly, the...

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Article 47 Maximum and minimum permitted speeds

The road authority shall display, by means of corresponding signs, the specific speed limits that apply according to the characteristics of that section of the road. In the absence of any specific signs, the normal rules for that type of road will comply. This slideshow requires JavaScript. The autonomous body Central Traffic Headquarters or, where...

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Article 48 Maximum speeds on roads out of town

  1. The maximum speeds that must not be exceeded, except in the cases provided for in Article 51, are the following: a) Passenger cars, motorcycles, motor homes with a maximum authorised mass of 3,500 kg or less, pick-ups Trucks, tractors, vans, motor homes with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3,500 kg, articulated vehicles, cars...

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Article 49 Minimum permitted speeds in and out of towns and villages

1. The normal driving of a vehicle must not be obstructed by a slow-moving vehicle driving at an abnormally reduced speed without a good reason. Thus travelling on motorways at a speed of less than 60 kilometres per hour is prohibited, and on other roads, it is not permitted to drive at a speed less...

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Article 50 Speed limits on urban roads and crossings

1.The maximum speed that vehicles must not exceed on urban roads and crossings is generally 50 kilometres per hour, except for vehicles that transport dangerous goods, which need to drive at a maximum of 40 kilometres per hour. These limits may be reduced in particularly dangerous journeys by agreement of the municipal authority with the...

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Article 51 Maximum permitted speeds when overtaking

1.The maximum speeds set for roads that do not run on urban land can only be exceeded by 20 kilometres per hour by cars and motorcycles when they overtake other vehicles travelling at a lower speed. Remember that on the motorway it is forbidden to go over the limit. That is to say that exceeding...

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Article 52 Management of speeds

1. The following shall have their maximum speeds indicated in the previous articles managed :   A) Through corresponding signals.   B) Certain drivers due to their personal circumstances.   Codigo 105/ Code 105:   Velocidad máxima limitada, por causas administrativas / Maximum permitted speed limited for administrative reasons   01, 70 kilómetros por hora

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