LUXEMBOURG – A new petition posted on the website of the Chamber of Deputies calls for more dissuasive sanctions against motorists who flout the highway code.
Two new petitions were put online this Tuesday on the website of the Chamber of Deputies. They are open for signatures until Monday August 8 and will give rise to a public debate if they collect at least 4,500 signatures by then. One of them (petition no.2361) rather call for severity against motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol or who use their mobile phone while driving.
The petitioner, Alain Gales, wants ‘safer’ roads. According to him, more onerous fines and the more frequent use of prison sentences would make it possible to dissuade certain motorists from driving while intoxicated or using their mobile phones while driving.
A frequent cause of accidents
Recall that to date, are liable to a report and / or a prison sentence of 8 days to 3 years – by court order and in the event of an offense – motorists checked with an alcohol level in the blood greater than or equal to 1.2 g/l. The fine encouraged in this case is between 500 and 10,000 euros.
Using your cell phone while driving is a frequent cause of accidents, in Luxembourg as elsewhere. Currently, the heaviest penalty provided for in legislation in the Grand Duchy is a fine of 145 euros and a withdrawal of 2 points from the driving licence.