Driving in a hurry is never a good advisor and, in addition to our safety and that of the occupants of our car, which should be our main priority at the wheel, you can get a good scare in your pocket if you are not aware of all the radars that exist.

As a curious fact, in the Mediterranean Highway A-7 (kilometers 246 and 257), as it passes through Malaga, there are two of the five cinemometers (radar) that have caused more fines in Spain: more than 90,000 between 2017 and 2021. Today we tell you where you can find the most important radars on the roads of Malaga and province, both fixed radars and mobile radars (hidden) and section radars (they force you to respect the maximum speed allowed for several kilometers), so that you do not miss the speed limits at which you must circulate. Don’t forget that this year we have also installed anti-braking radars (located meters before the fixed radar to detect that you are not only braking to reach the established limit) and cascade radars (located meters after the fixed radar so that you do not accelerate sharply at the end of the established limit).

Where is the largest number of radars concentrated?

Currently, the province of Malaga has 57 radars, mostly fixed, both on the A-7 and the A-45, as well as on numerous secondary roads. The highways and roads with more radars this summer 2022 are:

  • Mediterranean Highway A-7 (fixed and stretch radars)
  • The Málaga-Córdoba A-45 highway (fixed and stretch radars).
  • The regional highway A-397 (fixed and mobile radars)
  • The secondary road between Vélez-Málaga and La Viñuela reservoir A-356 (fixed and mobile radars).
  • The secondary road between Marbella, Ojén and Coín A-355 (fixed and mobile radars)
  • The secondary road between Marbella and Ronda A-397 (fixed and mobile radars)

The radar warning device: is it legal in Spain?

The answer is: yes. What is illegal is the use of detectors or inhibitors of these devices. Google Maps offers the possibility of alerting you to the location of speed cameras and also monitors the speed at which your vehicle is traveling in order to reduce or accelerate when possible according to road regulations.

And finally, remember: the financial penalties for exceeding the speed limit range from 100 to 600 euros, in addition to the loss of up to 6 points of the driver’s license and, in some cases, entail the prohibition of the right to drive and even imprisonment as it is considered a criminal offense.

Don’t forget that the best way to drive around the Costa del Sol is in a rental car and Yellow Car offers you a fleet of 400 vehicles for you to choose the one that best suits your needs.

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