A Traffic Police officer can accept the penalty payment right in place of car stopping. Whereas, there is always issued an official receipt. If the penalty is not paid off immediately, any car, even a car hired in Majorca, can be seized. At the same time, in case of immediate payment, there is a chance to get a so called «сdiscount» for 50%.
- Violation of the children transportation rules (absence of special child restraint systems) - 200 Euro.
- Disuse of a safety belt – 200 Euro.
- Usage of a cell phone while driving, failure to turn off a cell phone at a fuel filling station – 200 Euro.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol – 500 Euro.
- Refusal of consent to pass a blood alcohol content test – 500 Euro.
- Speed limit exceeding – from 100 to 600 Euro.
Speed limits necessary to be concerned while booking a car
There is a single speed limit in all built-up areas of Majorca, which is 50 km/h. While driving outside the built-up areas, it is allowed to make 90 km/h. Meanwhile, it is important to remember that a bottom speed limit for autobahns equals to 60 km/h, and a top speed limit is 120 km/h.
In order to prevent speed mode violations, there are installed special cameras on the city roads. Having registered an act of violation, the police officers have a full right to stop this car and issue a pretty large penalty. If the penalty is not paid off in place, the car is seized.
Parking of a car rented in Majorca
The island offers rather simple parking rules. It is necessary to remember the most important issue. The yellow lines on the roads mean a parking prohibition. Violation of this rule leads to a heavy fine and seizing of the booked car.
A fee-based parking zone in Majorca is marked by blue lines. After leaving your car at such parking slot, you should look for a parking meter. The obtained coupon should be obligatory put behind the screen.
Lines of white color or their full absence indicate an absolutely free of charge parking zone. However, such places are rarely met in the island. Usually, they are located near the museums and major touristic attractions.
Admissible blood alcohol limit allowed for driving a rent car in Majorca
The top blood alcohol content limit permissible for a driver cannot exceed 0,5‰. Novice drivers with a driving experience less than 2 years can only count for a 0,3‰ blood alcohol content limit. Driving a hired car in Majorca under the influence of alcohol stipulate for high punitive penalties.
In Majorca the petrol price is approximately 0,2 Euro cheaper than in any other city of Spain. The 98 and 95 standard petrol is available. Its average price is 1,28 and 1,19 Euro respectively. It is also possible to fill your car with diesel fuel costing about 1,15 Euro. A car can have one 10 liters canister with fuel at a time, no more. It is also possible to find gas filling stations in Majorca, but their number is relatively low. Such stations are called AUTOGAS.