Justice ministry plans tougher penalties for driving offences
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish Justice Ministry is planning to introduce harsher penalties for causing death by careless driving.
Zbigniew Ziobro. Photo: Flickr.com/Piotr Drabik
Under a new bill presented by Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, any sentence for causing death or grievous bodily harm by careless driving cannot not be suspended.
Also, the time limit after which court action cannot be taken would be prolonged from two to three years.
Although experts on road safety have praised the proposed legislation, they also point to the low cost of speeding tickets in Poland, according to private broadcaster TVN24. (ał/pk)