Sunday 24 September 2017

We could drive the crisis away

A friend of mine, recently returned from Switzerland, tells me that traffic lights in that country are fitted with cameras to capture motorists running red lights.

Run the light within one-tenth of a second after the light has turned red and the fine is 100F (€74). Within two-tenths and it's 300F (€220). By five-tenths (half a second), the fine is up to 1,500F. Given our nation's driving habits, might it be possible to solve our budget crisis within six months if we implemented a similar regime?

Alan Healy
dublin 8

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