- These are the parking ticket strongholds of the republic
- Ulm collects the most per capita
- A speed camera turns Bielefeld into a city of millions
- Strong increase in Chemnitz
These are the parking ticket strongholds of the republic
Political attendants at work
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In times of tight budgets, cities are increasingly using speeders and parking offenders as a source of income. On average, drivers pay the most in Ulm and least in Ingolstadt.
R.and 450 million euros in warnings and fines were received by the 116 largest German cities in 2011. That has a research of the team of the website preisvergleich.de result. In order to arrive at this result, the data was requested from the municipalities. If no figures were available, extrapolation was carried out.
In traffic, cities mainly distribute traffic fines for speeding violations and wrong parking. According to information gathered from the website, income varies greatly from city to city.
Ulm collects the most per capita
The highest income in relation to the vehicles registered in the city is accordingly in Ulm. The municipality collected 65 euros per vehicle.
Schwerin and Bielefeld follow closely behind with 63 euros, while Cologne, Aachen, Tubingen, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Leipzig and Duisburg also receive significantly more than the average German municipality with amounts between 41 and 61 euros.
A speed camera turns Bielefeld into a city of millions
Nationwide, there are € 26 warnings and fines per car per year. Drivers in Ingolstadt have the least to worry about parking tickets – an average of just six euros per car is due here.
Occasionally, it is local peculiarities that put a city in the top group, in Bielefeld, for example, a speed camera on the A2 motorway, which also records many foreign drivers and delivers millions of euros every year. In addition, it is regulated differently from state to state whether fines from speed monitoring flow into the state or municipal budget.
Strong increase in Chemnitz
However, developments also show that the treasurers are increasingly discovering warnings and fines as a source of income. Chemnitz, for example, increased its income from such fines by 50 percent compared to the previous year to 3.6 million euros.
Mainz and Nuremberg also have growth rates of around 40 percent. In absolute numbers, the metropolises have the highest income: Cologne and Hamburg collect around 30 million euros per year.
48 municipalities responded to the query from preisvergleich.de. In the remaining cases, the data was extrapolated.
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