Here we offer a little reminder of fines on Spanish roads, in addition to the obvious: Not breaking the law comes cheaper!
What if you have violated any restrictions with your rental car in Malaga? Do you have to pay a fine? And how is the process if you live abroad?
By way of introduction, we would like to remind you that every day we get a lot of – mostly – speeding fines, originating in the province of Malaga mainly from two points along the Mediterranean Motorway A-7. It is important to note that these are stretch radars from a point A to another B, calculating average speed between the two.
Between Fuengirola and Marbella from km 205.2 to km 200 the speed limit is 80km / h; thus it is of no use to slow down only at the beginning and the end, since this radar takes the average.
The same applies in the tunnel from Torrox to Nerja from km 287.7 to km 288.7. In the tunnel there is a speed limit of 100 km / h. Exceeding the average, the radar at the end of tunnel gets activated automatically.
We also remind you that currently the DGT (Spanish Dirección General de Tráfico) has no obligation to stop, in order to notify that you have been fined.
I have a traffic ticket, now what?
Malagacar.com as the car owner receives a notification from the DGT on the fine. Our administration proceeds to notify the driver with an informative email about the charge and a summary of the fine. Then the customer must wait to receive the original notification of the DGT to his/her name in their habitual residence and make the payment within the time limit stipulated there.
How much are the fines?
Fines in terms of cost and points on your license are determined by the severity of the offence. Parking penalties have a lesser fine than for instance a speeding violation which could cost up to 600 € and up to six points on your driving license.
Discount for early payment
If you pay the fine within 20 days of receipt, you will usually be given a discount of around 50%.
Where can I pay my fine?
You can either pay the fine at a local bank or you can pay online via the DGT website. Link to the online application:
If you’re one of our foreign customers, please contact us by phone or email, we are happy to help.
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