Police collect twice as much in fines for driving offences compared to last year

The Czech police collected almost twice as much money in fines issued for driving offences this January as they did during the same month last year, iRozhlas.cz reports. A new points system that was introduced this year to try to deter drivers from committing serious offences on the roads seems not to have had the desired effect so far, the news site suggests, but has instead lined the police coffers. According to preliminary data, the police recorded over 32,000 driving offences in January and collected over CZK 473 million in fines, almost double the amount compared to last January.

Author: Anna Fodor