There’s yet another online scam going around, this time in the form of a traffic-fine notification via email with the aim of harvesting your info.
A national daily stated that Almuñécar had racked in more than a million euros in traffic fines – the Town Hall denies this.
What is the best way to drive tourists away? Fine the hell out of them, of course! And therein lies the problem in the city of Granada.
The Albuñol Policia Local, all six of them, are upset with the ex-Mayor, whom they accuse of placing and removing fines as it takes his fancy… is nothing sacred! in fact, they have denounced him for it.
The General Traffic Department has made the fining margins on speed limits narrower; i.e. the amount surpassed over the limit before fining takes place.
The Motril Town Hall has reissued 14,000 old traffic fines with the hope of filling the municipal coffers… but is it kosher? The municipal opposition parties don’t seem to think so.
The workers union for the Guardia Civil, the AUGC, will be compensating policemen who refuse to complete a monthly fining quota.
We know; it’s enough to make you weep, but the City Hall of Granada has only received about a fifth of what it hoped to grab through fines. As this was a projected “income” in the 2012 budget, they are having trouble with the books.