Looks like the austerity measures will now start having a massive impact on this country pretty soon. Here's some more;
Using your mobile while driving or passing a red traffic light = €220
Unnecessary use of the horn = €350
Not letting pedestrians cross the road (on the correct walkway of course) = €340
No seatbelt = €120
Price of fines in traffic are considerably more expensive in 2012!
Unlike some other austerity measures, it is pretty easy to avoid these ones.
True, the choice is there...
If only these fines will prevent ******** from using their horn in the middle of the night when they leave from a visit.
May be a chance for people to use a video camera to record it and show the police...
We live along a main road and sometimes get idiots using the car horn constantly all the way down the road, though thankfully I've not heard it done in the night time.
I wish that they would introduce a €1000 fine or 3 month prison sentence, give the public the choice, for people/idiots using their mobile phone while driving their cars. Incredible the amount of people that do it here! The other day I saw an angry motorcyclist that nearly had an accident with a car driver, she was still using her mobile when she stopped!