Harsh penalties for driving offences not enough on their own – study

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A study by the University of Cyprus law department into how to reduce road accidents concludes that extrajudicial penalties should be harsher but said this on its own was not enough of a deterrent because offending drivers also need to know they will be caught and punished.

Suggestions in the study include harsher fines staggered in relation for instance to the levels of excessive speed, culminating in imprisonment for up to six months. Deterrence, it said, be based on the principle of proportionality.

But it pointed out that exemplary punishment...


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Harsh penalties for driving offences not enough on their own – study


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