On foot

  • VoreraAlways walk on the pavement. Do not walk in bicycle lanes or on roads.
  • Semafor
  • CreuarAlways cross roads in a straight line and using pedestrian crossings or traffic-light crossings.
  • PrecaucióBefore you cross a street, look carefully to the right and left. You need to take more care at pedestrian crossings without traffic lights.
  • AtencióPay special attention to vehicles that are turning.

By bicycle

  • VianantPedestrians always have right of way.
  • BiciUse bicycle lanes. If there is no bicycle lane, cycle in the middle of the traffic lane when travelling on the road.
  • Ziga ZaguesDo not zig-zag.
  • VestuariUse front and rear lights and reflective clothing.
  • StopAlways respect road signage.

By motorcycle

  • VianantPedestrians always have right of way.
  • StopObey traffic regulations: road signage, traffic lights and speed limits.
  • CascAlways wear a crash helmet that is fastened, standardised and of the right size, as well as additional protection, whether you are the driver or the passenger.
  • No voreresDo not ride on pavements.
  • DistanciaSignal your manoeuvres and keep to a safe distance from other vehicles.

By car

  • VianantPedestrians always have right of way.
  • CinturóAlways wear a seat belt, whether you are sitting in the front or the back. Minors who are no more than 135 cm in height must use a standardised child restraint system, adapted to their weight and height, in the back seat.
  • CotxeDo not use pedestrian areas and take due care when entering or leaving parking areas. When you enter or leave a car, use the door that faces the pavement.
  • StopObey traffic regulations: road signage, traffic lights and speed limits.
  • PrecaucióDon't use electronic devices that might distract the driver.

What do you need to do in the event of an accident?

General

  • Road users who are involved in, witness to or aware of a traffic accident must help its victims or request help to assist them, and collaborate to prevent risks, re-establish traffic safety and clarify the facts.
  • Where a victim is a motorcyclist, their crash helmet must not be removed.

Accident victims

  • If you have been in an accident and there are injuries, notify the GUB.
  • Where no one has been injured or is in physical danger, remove your vehicle so traffic can be re-established.
  • Take a photograph, if possible.
  • Fill in the no-fault accident claim form with the other party involved; this will make it easier to process the subsequent procedure.
  • Where the other person affected is absent, remember that they are under a legal obligation to provide you with their details, whether directly or through the authority’s officers.
  • Contact your insurer and provide them with information on the accident as soon as possible.

Victims or family members

  • Do not hesitate to ask GUB officers for any information on the accident or any questions you may have on the matter.
  • Any further administrative procedures will require you to contact the Information and Procedures Office (OIT) on C/ Guàrdia Urbana, 3-5. Tel. 93 291 50 17.
  • If, as a result of the accident (and not for any other reasons, such as lack of insurance), the GUB has to store your vehicle, you have the 10 following days to remove it without incurring any storage charges.
  • For advice and help, you can contact any of the traffic-accident victim associations.

In addition, the GUB and the Barcelona Social Emergencies Centre (CUESB) offer comprehensive assistance to the individual affected and their relatives in situations where serious injuries and fatalities occur or where there are people requiring special assistance (minors, elderly people etc)

Testimonies

  • We need to be aware that collaboration from witnesses can be extremely important in helping to clarify the facts. Do not hesitate to identify them/yourself or to call the GUB.
  • Their collaboration can be extremely important for accident victims.