- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia lost more than $55 million in outstanding traffic and parking tickets in fiscal 2014.

That’s according to figures released Monday by AAA Mid-Atlantic.

The agency says most of the lost revenue comes from 278,000 unpaid parking tickets totaling nearly $31 million. More than $18 million went unpaid from photo enforcement tickets, and nearly $6 million was lost from traffic violations.

While high, the figures represent a decrease from the previous fiscal year in 2013, when AAA says 574,000 citations totaling $72 million went unpaid.

The agency warns drivers that failing to pay for tickets can result in cars being booted or towed, and license suspension or revocation. In extreme cases, drivers could face arrest or higher insurance costs.

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