Victorians spend more on traffic fines than NSW drivers

Drivers in Victoria are spending more on traffic fines than their counterparts in New South Wales (NSW).

The average Victorian spends $100 a year on covering the cost of motoring fines, amounting to a grand total of $343 million for the state.

In NSW, on the other hand, the average car insurance customer is fined just $48, with the state coughing up a much smaller total of $130 million.

The figures were released as part of an Attorney-General's report into traffic and parking in Victoria.

When it came to parking and road tolls in Victoria, however, the figures were far higher – $754 million in the last financial year.

Commenting on the additional costs associated with keeping a car on the road, Bingle spokeswoman Melanie Vine said: "Victoria's toll network is one of the widest in Australia and you can see this having an effect in the motorists' back pockets."

However, research by Bingle has shown that the total cost of keeping a car on the road is actually higher in NSW than it is in Victoria.

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