Wednesday 20 September 2017

No plan 'at this time' to link speeding to salary

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Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

The Government will not bring in rules to link speeding fines to how much you earn.

The decision is a blow to road-safety organisations concerned at the number of speed-related deaths on the roads. Under the proposals submitted by the Road Safety Authority, a driver on €50,000 a year would have had to pay upwards of €1,000 if caught speeding.

But a spokesman for Transport Minister Shane Ross told the Irish Independent his department is not giving "any consideration at this time" to proposals linking speeding fines to offenders' income.

"The current priority for the department, together with other road-safety stakeholders, is implementation of the Government's Road Safety Strategy 2013 to 2020."

Irish Independent

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