Friday, May 9, 2008

The Times They Are a-Changin'

It seems that Hungary finally means what it says: the new tough laws to crack down on serious traffic rules violators came into force on May 1, 2008 threatening drivers with fines of up to HUF 300,000 (about 935 Irish Pounds). reports a driver speeding at 134 km/h in a 50km/h zone was handed out the maximum fine allowed under the law. Recent changes in regulations mean drivers have very little chance to get away with breaking the fundemental rules of road safety. As of May 1, that is.

Hungary has been notorious for enacting laws that then nobody enforces (be it traffic rules or smoking laws), but now there is some hope that Bob Dylan's 1964 message finally hit home in the Carpathian Basin.

We'll wait and see. And will report on the progress.

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