ATAC records 35 per cent increase in fines compared to July 2018.
Rome's public transport company ATAC issued more than 17,000 fines to fare-dodgers during the month of July, according to Italian news agency ANSA.
ATAC announced that ticket inspectors checked an average of 9,000 commuters a day, recording a 35 per cent increase in the number of fines it handed ticketless passengers compared to the previous July.
The company said that in the first seven months of this year its inspectors checked more than two million passengers and issued 134,000 fines, an increase of 42 per cent on the same seven-month period in 2018.
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