The government of El Salvador will propose to the Legislative Assembly amendments to the traffic law to toughen penalties to irresponsible drivers and halt the increase of accidents in the country. The decision was announced by President Mauricio Funes, who said this weekend that the draft was prepared by the Deputy Minister of Transport and is now under consideration in the Secretariat of Legal Affairs.
The changes include bus drivers and offenders who drive while they are drunk, which is the main cause of car accidents.
In his usual Saturday radio program, Talking with the President, he said that one of the changes will be to suspend the driver's license for five years to those drivers who drive while they are drunk and cause injury or death.
The penalty will rise from 10 to 15 years if it is a public transport driver, he said.
The category of serious offenses will be created, in this case, fines will increase to 250 USD, and 350 USD when committed by drivers of buses and minibuses of public transport.It's about time.