Traffic fines help fund policing in the Langleys

Provincial revenue sharing program provides $1.9 million to city and township

Peter Fassbender

The Langleys share of the provincial traffic fine revenue sharing (TFRS) program will total $1.9 million this year.

The Aug. 4 announcement by Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender shows Langley City will get $501,659 and the Township will get $1,393,294 as their share of the $55 million from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets.

Both municipalities use the money to fund policing, with the city allocating the traffic fine revenues to pay for three RCMP officers as well as equipment purchases and contributing to a reserve fund for unexpected policing costs.

The TFRS program returns 100 per cent of net revenues from traffic violations to communities with populations over 5,000 people that are directly responsible for paying for policing.

TFRS grants are based on a municipality’s policing costs relative to the total policing costs paid by all municipalities.

“We know there are still people who text and check their emails while driving, people who speed, and people who drink and drive,” Public Safety and Solicitor General Minister Mike Morris said.

“As long as people continue to accumulate traffic fines, we can continue to share these revenues to support community safety initiatives and local policing priorities to help make B.C. communities safer.”

Since 2009, the TFRS has raised more than $485 million.


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