Make money through traffic fines

Glad to hear Government is considering passing a law to ban driving and cell phone use. It’s good to see any law introduced that will save lives because that is the most important thing. Problem is, it’s only a drop in the bucket because what is happening on the roads nowadays is beyond unacceptable.

Countless offences are being committed on the roads every day. Every single time I drive my car I am guaranteed to either witness or be subjected at least one traffic offence every few minutes.

Please buy the police a lot more unmarked right hand cars and not the unsafe American cars with left hand steering. Install radar in all of them and then you can increase the catching and charging of the reckless drivers and you will make more than enough money to pay for the cars and radars and for the hiring and training of the new policemen. You will make enough money to bail Cayman out of debt.

I feel the fines for the existing laws need to be increased and you need to enforce them much more.

Below is a list of offences, which could net a lot of money in the first year until everyone starts to get the message. All the offences should include instant fine and seizure of the car and you do not get back the car until the fine is paid. Second offence you lose your license for 10 years.

OFFENCE FINE GROSS INCOME TO CI GOVT

Any speed more than 7 MPH over the Limit $1,000 $500,000

Any speed less than 5 MPH below the limit $1,000 $500,000

Passing in a no passing zone $1,000 $3,000,000

Tail riding of less than 1 car length per 10 MPH $1,000 $750,000

Cutting someone off $1,000 $2,500,000

Driving without insurance $1,000 $500,000

Driving while intoxicated $1,000 $2,000,000

Failure to stop at Stop sign $1,000 $6,000,000

Parking on a double yellow line $1,000 $750,000

Stopping in the roadway to talk to someone $1,000 $4,000,000

Driving without a license (mandatory 1 year jail) $1,000 $1,000,000

You just grossed $21,500,000.

I am sure the Police can make this list much better than me, but now I have made my point.

Please get strict before anyone else gets killed and get Cayman back to being a respectful law abiding community. If you can spend millions to be on the White List, why can’t you spend a little to clean up your own back yard.

Christian van der Bol

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