The long arm of the speed camera
PR dla Zagranicy
A new law could see significant changes in the way speeding tickets are handed out in Poland.
The governing Civic Platform party wants to change the law allowing for the owner of a speeding vehicle to be slapped with a fine, writes freesheet Metro.
At present, it is the driver of the car who is fined, leading to countless cases where owners say a friend was driving the vehicle in question – and no one is around to accept the fine and penalty points.
In fact last year, Metro writes, as many as 40 percent of speeding tickets went unpaid because the cars’ owners exercised their rights NOT to give the details of who was driving at the time.
The new proposals will soon be presented to Poland’s lower house of parliament, the Sejm.
If it is passed, car owners will be forced to pay the fines, irrespective of who was driving.
All that is needed is a picture of the registration number. (rg)