Fines of EUR 90,000 collected in car checks

17th November 2008, Comments 0 comments

Dutch police used scanners on football fans’ cars parked at Amsterdam Arena stadium Sunday and collected more than EUR 90,000 in unpaid fines.

17 November 2008

AMSTERDAM - Dutch police collected more than EUR 90,000 in unpaid fines Sunday by scanning the car licence plates of cars parked around Amsterdam Arena stadium before the kick-off of a football match between Ajax and PSV.

Police and customs officers patrolled using a scanner to read car licence plates and identify motorists with outstanding fines.

Those who were picked up could pay their fines by debit or credit card. Fifty people who were unable to pay had their cars confiscated as surety.

According to a police spokesman, earlier spot checks have shown that people going to football matches include a number with outstanding fines.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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