Incidents by which individuals drove on freeway exit ramps within the improper path to evade site visitors checkpoints led to extreme accidents, the ministry stated
By Cheng Wei-chi and Kayleigh Madjar / Employees reporter, with workers author
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday stated it might introduce a draft invoice to lift fines for site visitors violations, together with reckless driving and double parking.
The ministry stated that its draft amendments to the Highway Site visitors Administration and Penalty Act (道路交通管理處罰條例), in addition to a number of amendments to the act launched by lawmakers, could be mentioned at a gathering of the Legislative Yuan’s Transportation Committee on Thursday.
Amendments handed within the legislative session might take impact by the tip of the yr on the earliest, it stated.
The ministry goals to hike the utmost nice for reckless driving to NT$36,000 from NT$24,000 beneath Article 43 of the act, it stated.
The draft additionally consists of a further provision to Article 86, recommending harsher sentences for drivers who trigger accidents leading to critical damage or loss of life, the ministry stated.
The penalty for driving a small car or bike and not using a license would lead to a most nice of NT$24,000, twice the present most of NT$12,000, the ministry stated.
The amendments would additionally enable site visitors authorities to tow the car of an individual discovered to be driving and not using a license, the ministry stated, including that repeat offenders could be handed the utmost nice.
The autos of unlicensed drivers who triggered an accident leading to critical damage or loss of life could be confiscated instantly, the ministry stated.
The nice for working a big car and not using a license would stay unchanged, as it’s sufficiently excessive, it stated.
The amendments additionally include provisions regarding wrong-way driving on highways or freeway exit ramps, the ministry stated, citing incidents by which drivers rotated their car to keep away from a drunk driving checkpoint or after they missed their exit.
A few of these conditions led to accidents by which different drivers have been severely injured, the ministry stated.
To handle the problem, fines for wrong-way driving could be elevated to NT$6,000 to NT$36,000, up from the present NT$3,000 to NT$6,000, the ministry stated.
To handle the problem of improper parking, the ministry goals to introduce new fines, it stated.
Drivers who block parked autos for lower than three minutes could be fined NT$600 to NT$1,200, the ministry stated.
Individuals who park their autos in bike lanes or unauthorized in precedence parking spots could be fined NT$300 to NT$600, the ministry added.
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