The Greens are breaking out the bubbly as their efforts to make general society more like high school pass another important milestone.
“The previous system of traffic fine administration was described by the courts as a ‘sledgehammer approach’. There was no flexibility for payments, and failure to pay a parking or traffic fine in time meant a person would automatically lose their license,” said Ms Bresnan.
“There are people in Canberra who are losing their employment, their income and their housing, simply because of late fines.
“The Greens legislation has made significant reforms to the traffic fine system to ensure it is fair and flexible by establishing:
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• Options to pay fines through instalments;
• A system of community work and social development programs, which people on low income or with special circumstances can undertake in lieu of payments;
• Options to waive fines in special circumstances;
• Opportunities to provisionally reinstate a person’s license when they are participating in a payment plan (only for licenses suspended for late fines)
“In NSW, a similar system of Work and Personal Development orders has been increasing the amount of revenue the Government is collecting, reducing reoffending, improving the participation of vulnerable people, and engaging more people in drug and alcohol and mental health treatment. These are exactly the type of positive impacts we want here in the ACT.
Sooo, driving is a right now?
People who’ve worked up such vast fines they can’t pay them are the types we want to be sharing the roads with?
I guess so.