The poor driving habits of B.C. drivers is paying off for communities around the province.
Eligible municipalities that pay police enforcement costs directly will share $51.1 million in traffic fine revenue as part of the B.C. government’s Strategic Community Investment Fund.
Nanaimo received $1,062,280 in traffic fine revenue, Lantzville $374,729 in a small community grant and the Regional District of Nanaimo $110,543 in a regional grant.
The fund includes $45.1 million in small community and regional district grants for local governments with populations under 20,000 to address infrastructure and service delivery priorities.
Grants are based on a formula that factors in base amount, population and assessment values.
Traffic fine revenue comes from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, and is based on contribution to total municipal policing costs.
The government has returned more than $454 million in traffic fine revenue back to B.C. communities since 2004.
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