ROAD SAFETY: 'Pinch' offenders hard and make a hole in their pockets
I REFER to the report "Police leaving no stone unturned to nab culprit" (NST, June 6).
Police should go all out to nab traffic offenders.
Offering discounts on summonses to get motorists to come forward to pay their fines is tantamount to a "sale". It should be a thing of the past.
It is common to see reckless driving on our roads, blatant disregard for traffic laws, indiscriminate parking, not using signals when turning or changing lanes and beating red lights.
Our fines for traffic offences are a pittance compared with what people in other countries pay.
Let me cite an incident recently in Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia, when my wife and I were on a holiday. My cousin stopped outside our hotel, where he was not supposed to, just to drop us off.
A policeman nearby did not hesitate to issue him with a summons -- a hefty A$122 (RM400) fine.
He earns a high salary, but he will surely feel the pinch in his pocket. Unless the full brunt of the law is brought down on offenders, the indifferent attitude of some people on the roads will continue.
I am not wrong to say that what happens on our roads today is partly due to lax enforcement.
William Dennis, Subang Jaya, Selangor