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. Speeding in Spain can be costly. The amount of the fine you will receive will depend on how much you were speeding over the limit. For example, if you are caught speeding by 10-20km/h, you will be fined €100. If you are caught speeding by 21-30km/h, you will be fined €300. And if you are caught speeding at more than 30km/h, you will be fined €600.
Here we look at how much you can be fined if caught speeding 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).
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.
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.
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.