Spanish government plans to collect almost €1,000 million in traffic fines in 2022

New DGT winter purge can cost drivers €800. image: guardia civil

The Spanish government plans to collect almost €1,000 million in traffic fines and charges in 2022

The Spanish Government, as stated in the draft General State Budgets for 2022, which has been presented in Congress, by 2022, will allocate the Central Traffic Headquarters (DGT), a budget of €975 million. This is 4.4 per cent higher than in 2021, when it had a budget available of €933 million.

The Government then plans to collect a total of €972 million in fines and traffic charges, which represents an increase of 4.4 per cent compared to the previous year. From this total, the Executive of Pedro Sanchez plans to allocate €839 million for actions related to road safety, which translates into an increase of 2 per cent compared to the previous year.

As highlighted in the document, the Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 has guided road safety policy during the last decade. Currently, work is underway on the preparation of the new Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030, which will be “aligned with the strategic documents of supranational organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union“.

This new Road Safety Strategy will have three main objectives

This new Road Safety Strategy will charter the path to be followed on Spanish roads over the next 10 years, within the framework of three main objectives. The first one is that of reducing the number of traffic accidents, and victims.

Secondly, the aim is to guarantee mobility through proper traffic management. This will be achieved through the seven traffic management centres that exert their influence on the main interurban roads throughout Spain, except in the Catalan and Basque territories.

Finally, the objective is to provide the management of all the procedures associated with traffic management, through electronic administration, as reported by 20minutos.es.

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    • Renato Besomi

      17 October 2021 • 17:48

      The main purpose will be to make money. In Spain they have to many road sign to make it safe!!!!
      Speed sign within a 100meters going from 70 to 60 back to 70 and to 40 absolutely mad.

      Reply
    • Renato Besomi

      17 October 2021 • 17:48

      The main purpose will be to make money. In Spain they have to many road sign to make it safe!!!!
      Speed sign within a 100meters going from 70 to 60 back to 70 and to 40 absolutely mad.

      Reply

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