A year ago, DGT (the initials of the General Directorate of Traffic) announced several new signs explaining the situation on the roadalso introducing new car obligations, such as electric scooters, bicycles or other PMVs (personal vehicles). They are already being updated and installed on some roads and motorways in Spain and it is very important to take them into account as failure to comply with them could cost you dearly.

However, the DGT warns that many of the new signs being installed on roads are simply aesthetic modifications to some of them that have been present for years. The best example is the R-2 mandatory stop sign, which has a more subtle and legible design.

However, there is brand new, such as R-118, which is symbolized by an electric scooter in a prohibited circle and which therefore prohibits access to any personal vehicle, not just electric scooters. Finally, other signs were simply unified to avoid confusion as many communities used different signs warning of the same prohibition.

New DGT signals explained

DGT establishes 130 new signs. on different roads. We repeat that many of them are simple modifications of existing ones. However, there are also completely new ones that should be taken into account in order to avoid sanctions. They are as follows.

R-1 e. Direct access section. Indicates a hazard due to the proximity of a site that has multiple direct road exits and users of such direct exits must yield.

R-2. Mandatory detention or “stop”. The sign forcing a vehicle to stop changes its font.


P-20th century Crossing for pedestrians and cyclists. This new DGT sign indicates a hazard due to the proximity of a pedestrian crossing attached to or shared with a bicycle crossing.

DGT signal p-20-s

P-24 a. Free-ranging animals pass (boars) Danger due to the proximity of a place where free animals can often cross the road. The sign has the distinctive feature of a boar, since in most cases it can be this animal.


R-33. Reduced visibility. Indicates a hazard due to the proximity of an area in which traffic is frequently obstructed due to a noticeable loss of visibility due to fog, rain, snow, smoke, etc.


P-35. Wicker. Danger due to the proximity of the area between the junction and the fork, where various lane changes occur.


R-118. Entry to personal vehicles is prohibited. Prohibition of access to personal mobile vehicles (PMVs). The DGT emphasizes that this new signal affects all VMPs, not just scooters.


R-120. Vehicles are prohibited from entering based on its environmental characteristics or other environmental criteria. It is used to deny access to low emission areas. The DGT warns that vehicles that are allowed access will be marked with an additional sign.


New orientation signs from DGT

S-1s. Highway 2+1. It indicates the beginning of a 2+1 road: it has three lanes and traffic in both directions. The central lane is used for overtaking and is reserved alternately for both directions.


S-14 (af). Pedestrian underpass or overpass, with or without ramp, with or without ramp for cycles.

S-14 DGT

S-47. Coexistence zone. This sign indicates a general traffic area, but with priority for pedestrians and a maximum speed of 20 km/h for vehicles.


S-51b. A lane reserved for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs). The sign will indicate the number of people at which high occupancy is considered.


S-63b. Fork on a three-lane road. Indicates on a road with three lanes in one direction that a fork will occur in the center lane, changing the direction of the resulting four lanes.


S-70. Merging one lane. Indicates on a road with one lane (S-70), two (S-71) or more lanes (S-72) that a merger of one or more lanes will occur on the left or right side.


S-105(af). Fuel pump. Indicates the location of the service station. The DGT emphasizes that there will be different signs depending on whether LPG fueling is used or an electric filling station is used, or both.


Speed ​​signs and more

S-892. Surveillance by automatic means. A DGT sign that indicates surveillance by automatic means of capturing and reporting compliance with what is established by the vertical sign that it accompanies.

S-892 DGT

S-940. Speed ​​limits in Spain. Indicates general speed limits on different classes of roads and in urban areas in Spain.


S-991g. Airborne speed control. This signal from the DGT indicates the possible presence of speed control on the section using air assets such as a helicopter or drone.


S-992. Informative sign of the minimum distance between vehicles. Indicates the number of gallons of road markings that a vehicle must leave between itself and the previous one.


S-992e. Informative sign of the minimum distance between vehicles using light beacons. Indicates, in an area where there is frequent fog, the number of markers that a vehicle should leave between it and the previous one.


Source: Hiper Textual

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