The DGT has included a new section on the website, dgt.es, which will provide statistical information on fines and sanctions.
The aim of the section, Denuncias e Ingresos, is partly aimed at ensuring transparency, as well as highlighting how dangerous driving practices and behaviours lead to these fines, and how the revenue then assists in financing road safety, incident prevention, and providing assistance to the victims of road traffic incidents.
The section provides data related to the number of complaints and their evolution, as well as the statistics on the amounts paid, excesses of speed, the phases of appeal or data on complaints that end in a contentious-administrative way.
Due to the multitude of reviews and tables to be published, the information will be uploaded and updated progressively. The information already available are:
- Evolution of the number of sanctions in the 2012-2017 period.
- Evolution of the number of sanctions imposed by fixed radars from 2012 to 2017.
- Amounts for sanctions in general from 2012 to 2017.
- Entered amounts of penalties for fixed radars in the period 2012-2017.
- Fixed radars which are the least respected and with the most denunciations generated in 2017.
The data corresponding to 2017 is still considered provisional and includes the period from January to October. Subsequently, the closed data for the entire annual period will be presented once completed.
The knowledge of this and other data can serve to raise awareness that traffic incidents are not unpredictable events, but can be avoided if traffic regulations are complied with, and, despite criticism that traffic offences are purely aimed at taking money from drivers, it is only those drivers who break the law who are fined, and a consequence of this is that the money generated by fines is invested in road safety, prevention, and helping the victims of road traffic incidents.