How much are speeding fines in Spain and will I get points on my UK licence? We reveal the facts for Brits on holiday

With more around 10 million Brits heading to Spain each year, it’s inevitable that some are going to collect speeding tickets while driving hire cars – but how much are speeding fines in Spain?

How much are fines for speeding in Spain?

How much are fines for speeding in Spain?

Here we look at how much you can be fined if caught speeding in Spain.

How much are speeding fines in Spain?

Like many countries, Spain has a graded system for speeding fines, which depend on how much the limit has been exceeded by.

The most serious offences can attract a fine €600 (£525), or an entry-level penalty of €100 (£87). Other fines of €300 (£260), €400 (£350) and €500 (£437) can also be applied.

Here is a full list of the fines and when they will be imposed (please use landscape to view on mobile devices).

Limit km/K 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 Fine
Speed 31-50 41-60 51-70 61-90 71-100 81-110 91-120 101-130 111-140 121-150 €100
Speed 51-60 61-70 71-80 91-110 101-120 111-130 121-140 131-150 141-160 151-170 €300
Speed 61-70 71-80 81-90 111-120 121-130 131-140 141-150 151-160 161-170 171-180 €400
Speed 71-80 81-90 91-100 121-130 131-140 141-150 151-160 161-170 171-180 181-190 €500
Speed 81+ 91+ 101+ 131+ 141+ 151+ 161+ 170+ 181+ 191+ €600

Will I get points for speeding offences in Spain?

No! Currently there is not a system in place where points that apply for the offence in Spain can be applied to a UK licence.

Will I even get fined if I am caught on a fixed camera without a police officer in attendance?

Yes – and quite rightly so. A new directive that came into force last year gives EU member states access to driving records of other countries in the bloc.

What sort of speed cameras do the Spanish operate?

New stealth-like cameras will help keep Spanish roads safe and create more speeding fines in Spain

New stealth-like cameras will help keep Spanish roads safe from speeding drivers

There are around 360 fixed cameras in Spain, along with a new stealth-like detector called the Velolaser. Which can be hidden and controlled from several miles away via tablet.

Spain also uses Pegasus helicopters to catch drivers who are breaking speed limits. Click here to see where the Pegasus helicopter speed detectors operate in Spain.


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