Deputies are making changes with a bill aimed at toughening penalties for drivers who hit trains. Such an accident happened in June and the Incoer had to pay ¢4 million for repairs.
Aside from a fine, the penalty will also include six points on the license. This will force the driver to attend awareness and road re-education classes before they can renew their driver’s license.
The bill will also increase to ¢189,000 the fine for drivers who damage the needles or security devices on railways or otherwise disregard the signs at train intersections. Currently the fine is ¢52,000.
The bill would also create a new fine against owners of vehicles that are parked on the railway obstructing the passage of trains. This fine will be set at ¢94,000.
There were 84 accidents reported in 2018. They caused the death of 12 people.
There is an incentive for safe driving. When renewing a license with 12 available points, the person must only cancel 50% of the fee to renew.