Sunday 25 June 2017

Higher speeding fines would act as deterrent

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

Editorial

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.

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