ANDALUCIA was Spain’s speeding capital in 2016.
A total of 459,836 tickets were issued for offences over the year, over twice as many as in the next worst-offending region of Castilla y León, with 230,171.
According to the Automovilistas Europeos Asociados, 196,400 fines were doled out in Castilla-La Mancha, while the fewest speeding tickets were given in Asturias (920) and La Rioja (1,624).
Nine of the country’s 25 top speed camera hotspots are located in Andalucia.
The most likely road to get caught out on was Cordoba’s A-4 at 417.5km, where 80,582 denuncias were given.
This was followed by Malaga’s MA-20 at 10.4km, where 36,022 speedsters were rumbled.
Jaen’s A-44 at 76.3km was in fourth place with 31,526 fines and Malaga’s A-7 at 256.7km in sixth place with 28,537.
A total of 26,324 fines were issued to drivers found speeding on Sevilla’s A-92 at 29.1km, the ninth most prolific speeding stretch.
Malaga’s A-7 at 246km, Sevilla’s SE-30 at 11.9km and A-66 at 795.5km and Cadiz’s N-340 at 84.8km were also among the top 25.
A spokesperson for the AEA criticised the cameras, which it believes do not stop speeding.
“In view of the large number of complaints made about speeding, the AEA considers that the DGT should rethink its radar policy,” it said.
“This is because they do not achieve the objective of avoiding excessive speed or accidents, turning radars into mere instruments of collection.”