Tuesday 17 October 2017

Higher speeding fines would act as deterrent

Transport Minister Shane Ross Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
Transport Minister Shane Ross Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins


It's certainly an interesting proposition. Making the perpetrator pay a real price, the latest road safety plan is to link speeding fines to the salaries of the motorists.

The radical new plan would see higher earners pay more when caught driving over the limit.

As a result, a driver earning €50,000 a year could pay €1,000 if caught speeding.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie

Don't Miss