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[Spain] Population: 46m Area: 506,030 sq. km Currency: EUR Advice Embassy Essentials Driving licence: Visitors riding or driving in Spain must have reached the minimum ages laid down for residents of Spain even if they are qualified to drive at a lower age in their country of residence. A foreign driving licence does not entitle the holder to drive a motor vehicle in Spain until the age of 18 years old. Driving licences issued in EU and EEA countries are... + read more
(Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen Group's Bugatti will survive for at least one more supercar generation in the wake of the emissions scandal. Bugatti said it will introduce a new supercar soon. Interest in the successor of the sold-out Veyron is "phenomenal" among North American customers, sales chief Stefan Brungs said after opening revamped showrooms in Manhattan and Miami. More outlets will follow in Munich, Monaco and Tokyo. Bugatti's new showroom concept is a "... + read more
Holders of UK driving licenses are being brought up to date as the paper counterpart of the license is being retired, becoming obsolete from the 8 of June 2015. This will affect the ability to share information on information such as penalty points, which may be required in order to hire a car or in some cases for employment, but will mean that your data is now more protected than ever and that you are in more control of who gets to see that information. The photocard license was... + read more
After a long period of discussion and negotiation, it is anticipated that the maximum speed limit on some of Spain´s motorways will eventually increase to 130 kilometres per hour, but the DGT has now revealed more details about the future changes.  Once the law passes its final stage it will be published in the official gazette, entering into force three months later. Therefore, it is expected that at some point in the summer some of the roads identified as being appropriate for... + read more
The European Commission has spent £2.4 million on Project Veronica, a study on how the boxes would work. The boxes, known as an Event Data Recorders (EDR), could monitor vehicles' speed and the actions of the driver - when and how often the brakes, indicators and horn were applied. Supporters say they could be used to reconstruct what happened in the event of a commission which would make it easier for insurance companies to decide who was at fault and, where necessary,... + read more


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