Road toll is almost double last years in Victoria
We have some of the harshes fines and restrictions in the world but still a shocking number of road fatalities
I mean u get almost a 500$ fine and 4 points for looking at you phone at the traffic lights
Speeding fines are well over $250 these days for 5km over the limit
If it really was about safety then why are Parking fines are also outrages? Surely parking an extra 20min in a 2hr zone isn't going to kill anyone…..
Don't get me started on charging the city speed limit to 30km! When we have bad traffic as it is!
The death toll rises and revenue is going the same way? Is it time we loosened the laws improve and increase speed limits so the city moves a bit better!?
Clearly the current approach isn't working and it isn't really fair? More police with the power to take points and hand out smaller fines would be more effective then barely any cops and loads of cameras and parking inspectors…
Note - I have not been fined recently just noticed the toll is unfortunately really high and questioning if all the revenue raising was improving the safety of our roads….