New highway code to abolish discount on fines


The new Highway Code being designed by the Transport Ministry will abolish a 50 percent discount currently enjoyed by motorists for paying their fines within 10 days after receiving them.

This is the latest addition to the draft bill, which also foresees a system for calculating many fines according to the financial abilities of each violator, as well as reducing fixed penalties by as much as 40 percent.

Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis told the technical team of the country’s creditors that the ministry would also be creating a comprehensive database of all vehicles and their owners, which will also contain data provided by the Citizens’ Protection Ministry.