Millions of euros collected thanks to traffic fines

GLASS RECYCLING: Benidorm has long been a national leader Photo credit: Ecovidrio

THE Spanish National Traffic Department (DGT) collected in 2014 a total of €129.6 million in fines obtained through infractions detected by radars and helicopters.
A report released by the government displaying data between 2011 and March of 2015, displays that €29.5 million have already been collected through fines so far this year.
The figures of 2014 translate into a 4.31 per cent increase if compared with those registered in 2013 and 7.27 per cent more than in 2012.
Andalucia stands as the autonomous community where the highest amount has been collected with €27 million, followed by Castilla y Leon (€19 million) and Castilla-La Mancha (€15 million).
Communities with lowest takings were Cantabria, La Rioja and the Balearic Islands.

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