The Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) expects to earn 431.9 million euros in fines next year, 3.8% more than in 2009, and to take licences away from 100,000 people.
It is worth noting, however, that the DGT forecasts tend to come up short. In 2008 they expected to impose 1.8 million fines, but in the end imposed 300,000 more, and in 2009 there are expected to be at least 100,000 more fines than in intial forecasts.
The increase in fines has been possible due to the fact that there are now more fixed radars on the Spanish roads, which will carry on increasing from the 500 currently in use to some 1,500 in 2011.
In 2010 another 21 radars in unmarked cars are also going come into operation too.
45% of the DGT's income comes from fines for road traffic infractions, but its biggest source of income is still road taxes, which, in 2010, will are expected to bring in 497 million euros, some 50 million euros less than in 2009 because of the forecast drop in car registrations once the state aid incentives run out.