We cannot leave the car in the same place
And it is that, firstly, we have to say no; No can we have the car parked in the same place for as long as we want, and that is something that the DGT has taken into account.
In the same sense, in some cities it is enough that they pass only five days so that the withdrawal order can be given with the corresponding fine. This is exactly what happens when we leave a car parked for a long time in the same place.
Similarly, the law is very strict in this regard, so we must ensure that we fulfill our obligations as the owner of the vehicle to avoid losing it forever.
Seville or Madrid, among the most restrictive
It is so that there are cities like Seville, Madrid or Gijón which are among the most restrictive and establish only five days the period of time that a car can be parked in the same place.
In the case of Barcelona we go to the 10 days, figure in which the national average moves. There are some locations that allow us to leave the car parked 30 daysthe maximum limit.
In fact, both the regulation of parking and the removal of vehicles by the crane is a municipal responsibility. Does this mean that there is no general rule of the DGT that establishes the maximum that a car can remain parked on public roads without its owner moving it and that it is each city council that decides how to act.
If it is damaged, due to accident or breakdown…
In fact, as we mentioned, if the tow truck takes our car we will have to pay a fine, normally of a maximum of 200 euros, where appropriate. To which must be added the deposit of the towing service and the municipal deposit. For its part, if the vehicle is stolen, we may never see it again, at least in the state it was in, which in this case will be much worse. In any case, the General Directorate of Traffic is very clear: there are three reasons for which we can take the car.
- If the vehicle has been parked for more than a month on the spot and presents damage that make it impossible for them to travel by their own means or that their registration plates are missing.
- If a vehicle has been seized as a result of breakdown or accident of it in a private area and its owner has not withdrawn it within a period of two months.
- If they have elapsed two months since the vehicle was immobilized or retired of the public highway by the Administration and the owner has not presented any claim.