As part of the Road Safety Strategic Plan 2011-2020, which the Government is expected to approve soon, a working committee is to be set up to discuss the possibility of allowing people under eighteen years to drive if accompanied by an adult holding a full licence.
The under-aged driver would have to have passed the theoretical test and have completed 20 hours of practical classes to be eligible, roughly the same requirements as for obtaining a full licence at eighteen.
The under-age driver would have a document stating that they were permitted to drive when accompanied by a full licence holder.
Similar systems operate in other European countries, such as France and Germany, where it serves to complete the practical training at driving schools.
Another part of the Road Safety Strategic Plan 2011-2020 is compliance with a European directive to reduce mortality rates on the roads by 50% in the next decade. This is seen as being tougher for Spain than for some other countries, Spain being in the leading group of lower mortality rates and maintaining that rate of reduction, therefore, is somewhat harder.