Director of traffic police proposes on the spot punishment for offences

The director of the Czech Republic’s traffic police is proposing marked changes to the country’s penalty points system, Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Monday. Tomáš Lerch told the newspaper that he wants to see motorists punished for offences on the spot, with police given the right to confiscate technical licenses. He said this would reduce the workload of officials and help prevent obstruction on the part of drivers. The police chief also proposes that some misdemeanours be punishable after a third offence, not a second offence as at present.

Author: Ian Willoughby