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Speeding Fine

Postby .:JONTY:. » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:29 pm

Returned from Vejer de la Frontera 2 weeks ago and today I've received a speeding ticket for doing 65 km/hr as I was entering a 50km/hr zone whilst breaking on the N-340.
Guilty as found.
I can pay the fine within 20 days and pay only 50% of the 100€ fine, which I will do.
Q - Will this offence affect hiring a car in the future and will this have any affect on my UK driving license?
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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby gerryh » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:35 pm

As no points are involved, simply a fine, I guess that it will have no effect on hiring a car or on your UK licence.
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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby costakid » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:38 pm

The only thing it will effect is your wallet.

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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby wollie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:38 am

As no points are involved, simply a fine...

That's interesting, is there a system where we get points and does anyone know of same? (ie the point where it kicks in)

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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby El Cid » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:30 am

Table of fines and points here

https://sede.dgt.gob.es/Galerias/tramit ... ocidad.pdf

You don't actually get points, you lose points. You have 12 points to start with and after 3 years fine free, you get another 3. When you hit zero you lose your licence.

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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby .:JONTY:. » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:09 pm

Thanks for the link El Cid.
I hope I don't lose another 3 points after 3 years fine free! LOL
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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby wollie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:20 am

Sid,
Thanks interesting.
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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby El Cid » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:44 am

You might also be interested to know that there is a tolerance level applied to all speed radar. It varies by speed, but in the case of motorways the cameras will only activate at 131kph. If you take into account the speed inaccuracy built into all cars, the trigger point is nearer to 135kph.

Details in full here

http://revista.dgt.es/es/noticias/nacio ... eBs2hNL_UI

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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby wollie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:48 am

You probably shouldn't be telling me this as i drive too fast already but thanks...

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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:41 am

On Monday here in Los Alcazares a 70-year-old English man was knocked down on a pedestrian crossing and killed. The car was reported as being driven "quite fast" and the driver said she was "distracted".
Awful for all involved.
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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby .:JONTY:. » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:05 pm

Thanks for the info.
Fine paid online £44.64.
Lesson learnt.
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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:18 am

€100 is 44 pounds ??!?!?!
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Re: Speeding Fine

Postby peteroldracer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:29 am

If you pay within a certain time the fine is discounted by 50%, so €50 or £44.64?
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