Tenerife Transport Bus information, Taxi, Car Hire
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Obtain an after hours emergency number.
- Drivers must be over 21 (23 with some firms) and have a licence.
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Most buses (called guaguas pronounced 'wah wahs' by the locals) are run by TITSA, are very cheap and run frequently over the island's main roads.
Tenerife Speed LimitsMotorways
100 120 kph
Seat BeltsCompulsory for all passengers. Children under 10 in the back seat using suitable sized seat belts for the child's size and weight.
excludes babies in rear facing baby seats. Book if required.
Drink DrivingIs illegal as is driving under the influence of drugs in Tenerife or Spain.
Warning Triangle and Reflective JacketCarry both these items in boot, required by law, and of course use if broken down etc.
Mobile PhonesDon't use while driving
PetrolMainly Sin Plomo (unleaded petrol).
Main road stations often open 24 hours and most take credit cards.
Side roads the stations are infrequent, closed at night and on Sundays, and possibly don't take credit cards.
FinesThere are heavy on the spot fines for:
- Not wearing seat belts.
- Not stopping at Stop signs.
- Overtaking where forbidden.
Road TaxRoad tax for vechiles is required on an anual basis with the start as January 1st. The road tax is due while ever the vehicle remains in the name of the owner. The road tax is admistered by the town hall where the resident lives in Tenerife. e Some town halls issue reminders and others do not. It is not an excuse to say a reminder was not recieved so beware.
If you sell the car ensure the town hall is informed, or you will be liable for the road tax. If you move house ensure both town halls are informed.
Car without road tax are removed from the road by the police.
Taxi cabs display a special SP (Servico Público) licence plate.
Some Taxi ranks display fares between the main destinations.
Some taxis drivers will offer an island tour.
Taxis are far cheaper than in the UK
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