Despite COVID-19 restrictions being in place for the majority of the year, some South Australian’s don’t appear to have been paying much attention to their behaviour.

It’s been revealed by SAPOL that despite traffic being down 50% on our roads, 440,104 fines and cautions were still issued, which is only slightly down from last years total of 471,018.

201,629 of the fines were given out for speeding.

Each fine was slightly increased from least year, too, meaning the total raked in by the state is $172m.

RAA road safety spokesman Charles Mountain told the Advertiser “Many of these fines have been issued for behaviours that research shows can significantly endanger drivers, riders, passengers and pedestrians.’’

“For example, speeding and red light running are highly dangerous, with potentially horrific consequences.”

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