Silvio Berlusconi: I want a ceiling on fines for drivers

Silvio Berlusconi: I want a ceiling on fines for drivers

“Today we are talking about the fines that are imposed on motorists. And the reasons are all there: imagine a family that, while having to deal with rampant inflation, expensive bills and early tax deadlines, sees a folder with a fine to be paid by the tax authorities. Silvio Berlusconi says this in a video posted on social networks dedicated to the “pills” of the electoral program.

“It’s a bad surprise – he adds – because it’s not about not having paid taxes, but about not having paid the fines that municipalities often inflict in a logic of interest, given that the fines in their budgets are almost considered as tax revenue. surprise is even more unpleasant when it comes to files that also cover years of fines. Now no one wants to give the idea that a stop or a traffic violation should not be fined, but if the violation occurred 10 years ago and the state failed fine, common sense would like to reach a compromise. Also because in the last 2-3 years the world has changed. Everything has happened. Two years of a pandemic and now a war accompanied by a negative economic situation that promises to be very serious, constitute A real emergency. A public official told me: it’s as if in the last century the State had tried to charge a fine in 1946 for not parking in 1939 with a world war in between. It would have been the limit» . “So: our country is a country that needs to start over – says Berlusconi – draw a line that marks a new beginning and, therefore, can accept that the past can be liquidated by paying 10-20% of the fine. . But also for the future, fines must be limited: a citizen who earns €1,200 per month cannot be fined €200. Also because many of the fines concern citizens who, in most cases, use the car to go to work and to accompany their children to We must move from a logic of abuse to a logic of education, prevention and investment.” Therefore, he continues, “we asked municipalities to reduce the value of fines and that at least half of their income be spent on asphalt, security, road education and not to replenish your coffers. Here, then, is another point of our program that we hope we can achieve if you, with your support and your vote, give Forza Italia the strength to do so within the center-central coalition. right. wait those who do and we really hope that after the 25th of September we will be able to intervene effectively in these problems”

Source: IL Tempo

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