Flat Fines No Deterrent For Speeding

The current system of a flat fine for speeding is not acting as a deterrent, the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, has said.

Deputy Ross will present a proposal for new graduated fines for speeding offences to the Cabinet. It is understood that under the proposals, the faster a driver goes, the greater the fine that could be imposed and the more penalty points that they could be awarded.


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