Spanish authorities clamp down on speeding holidaymakers

Nic Cackett

One of the pleasures of driving a UK registered car on the continent is that you can do so safe in the knowledge that a speeding fine isn't going to drop through your letter box two weeks later.

Foreign plates are like Kryptonite to speed cameras, and just as the British police can't trace a supercar from Saudi, their European colleagues can't track down a Fiesta from Basildon.

However, faced with an annual invasion of foreign cars, the Spanish authorities have decided to crack down on holiday drivers by installing a new breed of roadside cameras at tourist resorts which send a picture of speeding cars to patrol cars via wifi.