Belgian police collected €344 million in fines in 2009
The police issued more than 3 million fines in 2009, a record amount.
In Flanders, the most fines were issued in the region around Mechelen, followed by Hasselt (Limburg) and Antwerp.
Most of the fines were for speeding. There were also a lot of parking fines and fines for not wearing a seatbelt.
Of the more than €344 million collected from the fines some €100 million flowed back to the different police zones. They can use the income to improve the traffic situation and safety in their area.