Fine for running a STOP sign in Spain

Running a STOP sign is a serious offence punishable by a fine of €200. Spanish traffic authorities have installed video cameras that record vehicles that fail to stop at a STOP sign. When a vehicle misses a STOP sign, the surveillance camera sends a request to the owner of the vehicle to identify the driver.

How long do you have to stop at a STOP to avoid being fined?

Traffic surveillance cameras differentiate between vehicles that come to a complete stop and those that only slow down. To avoid a fine in Spain, it is essential to stop the vehicle completely for at least three seconds. This is the time it is considered necessary to look at both sides of the road before safely restarting. If you do not stop the vehicle completely or you stop for less than three seconds, the camera interprets that you have not respected the signal and a fine will be issued.

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