Police collected €344 million in fines in 2009

The police issued more than 3 million fines in 2009. The fines yielded a record high amount: €344 million in total. In Flanders, the most fines were issued in the region around Mechelen, followed by Hasselt (Limburg) and Antwerp.

The police issued more than 3 million fines in 2009. 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 money to improve the traffic situation and safety in their area.