Tallinn's municipal police (Mupo) inspectors have handed out 8,113 fines which total €162,480 over the first five months of the year, Postimees reported on Wednesday.
Over 7,000 of the fines were for parking and totaled €140,600, fines for unvalidated travel on public transportation amounted to €21,600 and 1,084 were issued by Mupo.
In April and May, during the emergency situation, tickets were not checked in public transportation by Mupo, but staring in June ticket patrols will once again be sent out to do spot checks on public transportation, Postimees writes (link in Estonian).
"We have communicated for a few weeks that ticket patrols will start up again, so that it wouldn't come as a surprise to people, but obviously we'll have to explain and remind people of this initially, which is why we will not impose any actual fines in the first week," Meeli Hunt, spokeswoman for the municipal police said.
She added that the first days of ticket controls have been pleasant, with most people validating tickets using their green cards or phones.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste