D.C. drivers gave approximately $61.5 million to pay their parking tickets in the last fiscal year, NBC 4 Washington reported, attributing the data to the American Automobile Association (AAA) Mid-Atlantic.
In 2018, a total of 1,417,001 tickets were issued in the District of Columbia (around 4,700 parking tickets a day), which added up to $61.5 million in parking ticket revenue for last year.
The number of tickets issued in 2017 was 1,387,006, bringing $60.7 million revenue to D.C.
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However, the figures from both 2017 and 2018 are notably lower than those from the year of 2011, when 1.9 million tickets were given and the amount paid for them was $91 million.
As for 2019, the District has issued 656,743 tickets and collected $22,611,119 by March 31.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, over the past 10 years, drivers have become more careful about how to avoid tickets.