Half of Poles never pay fines for traffic violations: Supreme Audit Office

“In our opinion, only if reductions in penalty points were to be dependent on the payment of fines will drivers be motivated to pay. This could significantly improve the efficiency of collecting debts and increase budget revenues,” said the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) spokeswoman.

“Half of those fined for road offences never pay,” the spokesperson said, adding that the inefficient enforcement procedures are a big part of the problem.

The Supreme Audit Office recommends introducing changes that it has already requested six years ago. The recommendations have not yet been adopted by the authorities.

Between 2016-2018 offenders received fines amounting to PLN 147,000. Over these years four individuals were fined over 500 times.