Almost 300 Million in Traffic Fines

7th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 February 2007, BRUSSELS — The Financial Service received a total of 312 million euros in fines in 2006.

7 February 2007

BRUSSELS —  The Financial Service received a total of 312 million euros in fines in 2006. 

Officials hesitate to estimate exactly how much from the above sum came from traffic regulations violators. An approximate estimate would be 295 million.

The amount is 15 million more in traffic fines than the 280 million collected in 2005.

The increase in the total amount of fines may be due to the increase in the number of surveillance installations on the roads.

Meanwhile, in March last year, the so called “super-fines” were scrapped. Apparently, this had no influence on the total of the fines collected.

Another new regulation introduced last March made the payment of fines easier. The amount can now be transferred directly. Immediate payment possibilities may have facilitated obedience, experts say.

Part of the fine revenues, some 100 million euros, will go to the traffic safety fund.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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