FROM speed demons to lazy parkers, it seems drivers in Spain are fine about fines.

eurosJust 1.15% of drivers in Spain are appealing their traffic fines from the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), significantly lower than previously.

Whereas 2.35% of fines were questioned in 2011 – some 89,000 appeals – the number fell to almost half that last year, just 49,000.

But only one in 10 appeals were fruitful last year, with just 11.87% resulting in the fine being rescinded.

It is thought that the 50% discount for paying your fine swiftly is a driving force behind the drop in appeals, which can involve a lengthy process.


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