Spain travel warning as Brits could be fined £170 because of rule changes
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    Spanish hotspots have introduced a number of new tourist rules in recent years from drinks limits to smoking bans, with hefty fines for rule-breakers.

    However, it's not just partying where you could end up having to fork out – there are other laws in place which have fines and punishments for those who flout restrictions.

    In fact one motoring expert has issued a warning for Brits planning to drive in Spain, as there's a common mistakes UK travellers often make when they get behind the wheel in Spain.

    READ MORE: Brits heading to Ibiza face new rules from booze limits to fines for partying

    Andrew Jervis, CEO of online mechanic marketplace ClickMechanic, said: "It’s fairly common to see motorists in the UK remove their shirts to cool down during hot weather.

    "But we need to remember that laws in other countries are not always the same and I’d urge people to be aware of what’s legal and illegal when they get behind the wheel somewhere new.

    "In Spain, traffic police consider driving shirtless to be a threat to your safety and your ability to move, which means it is against the law to strip off your top half. When travelling abroad it’s essential to respect the local rules and regulations, even if they seem very different to what we’re used to at home."

    In Spain, slipping off your top layer can land you a fine of up to €200 (£171) and three penalty points.

    While the actual act of being shirtless while driving isn't illegally specifically, Spanish law prohibits anything that prevents safe driving. Wearing inappropriate clothes or footwear is covered under this rule.

    It's not just when driving where going shirtless could land you in hot water.

    In parts of mainland Spain and Majorca, you are now prohibited from going shirtless in public in certain areas such as on city streets. Most of the shops, many bars and restaurants, the bus service and public services all require you to wear a t-shirt.

    The prohibition also includes wearing just a bikini top or swim shorts. As a general rule it's advised that swimwear-only outfits are only suitable for the beach or around the pool.

    If you’re caught walking around in inappropriate clothes, you could receive a fine of up to €300.

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