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NGO proposes using traffic fines for infrastructure

By Christophe Hadjigeorgiou

The non-government organisation Reaction proposed on Thursday to use 25 per cent of the proceeds from fines for infrastructure and road safety.

Reaction said road safety is one of the social phenomena that could finance its own solution, a concept many other countries have already implemented.

The income gained is already high and will only increase with the eventual operation of traffic cameras.

The NGO suggested using the money to improve existing roads, create new networks, better illuminate streets, educate and train drivers and road users, and develop police and emergency service technology, equipment and training.

Other innovative investments have also been strongly recommended, with training programmes for an intervention team of adult and child psychologists who will support families and children who have been involved in road collisions and subsidies to help vulnerable families and drivers purchase the required safety equipment, such as helmets or child seats.

 

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