The Town of Amherst collected more money in fines for “traffic tickets and other minor violations” last year than any other town or village in upstate New York, according to a report.
Syracuse.com cited information from the New York State Comptroller’s Office when making the list.
According to them, upstate towns and villages collected $171 million in fines last year. More than $3.4 million of that came out of the Town of Amherst, the report says.
The Town of Tonawanda was not far behind Amherst on the list, ranking at third, with $2.1 million in fines collected.
Here are the other western New York towns that made the list:
- #7 – Cheektowaga – $1.5 million
- #11 – West Seneca – $1.3 million
- #28 – Hamburg – $805,611