Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Penalty points

It struck me today, with the recent introduction of more penalty point offences that there may be a better way of dettering bad drives. Similar to a learner driver being rightly singled out on the road with 'L' plates, why not have plates that let everyone know that somebody is a bad driver. A large purple square with the number of point they have in yellow ought to do the trick. The humiliation in public for an 18 month period would surely have just as much of a detterant effect as two points on the licence. It would certainly make pictures of certain TDs leaving the Dail more amusing! In doing this we would also have the happy coincidence of shifting the onus back on to personal responsibility as opposed to Garda enforcement.

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