Isle of Man on-the-spot fine proposals dismissed
- 21 February 2013
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
Proposals to issue on-the-spot fines to speeding drivers on the Isle of Man have been dismissed by politicians in Tynwald.
It was claimed the move would take pressure off the justice system and remove bureaucracy for police.
The idea was rejected after a Tynwald debate on Thursday amid claims it would not necessarily save police time.
Infrastructure minister David Cretney said the proposals would go back to his department for more consideration.
He added: "I am advised it currently takes the police two hours to prepare a speeding case for court and it is estimated the fixed penalty notice system would reduce that time to about 30 minutes.
"There are about 600 speeding cases every year, in addition each case requires court time and the Attorney General's time - it is disappointing members waited until today to bring their concerns because I could have clarified these matters for them earlier."