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Make fines match income; LETTERS.

Make fines match income WHILE any increase in the penalty for using a phone while driving should be welcomed, particularly in the light of the devastation such selfish drivers cause, is it not time any fine was proportional to the offender's income? One thousand pounds is an awful lot of money to the everyday man and woman in the street, but it is chicken feed to some, particularly high earners, professional footballers and the like. I believe the late Michael Winner once joked that he thought it was fantastic that you could pay PS60, and use London's bus only lanes. Of course, you can't pay to use these routes and PS60 was the fine imposed.

Not only must the punishment fit the crime, but it must also act as a deterrent to recommitting the offence.

Bernie Hunt, via email

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Nov 4, 2016
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