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?
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).
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?
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.