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Via Sicura, the government’s much debated road safety package, has finally got the green light.
The National Council has agreed with the Council of States about details of the measures.
The principle rules now state that headlights must be on during the day,
A driver must accept the results of a breathalyzer test and vehicles can be automatically impounded.
For serious road offenses perpetrators can go to prison for four years—that’s one year more than the current law.
People who let other drivers know about upcoming speed tests can receive up to 180 days in day fines.
It won’t however, be compulsory for children to wear cycle helmets as the government estimates that 70 percent already do,
With this package the government hopes to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on the roads by about a quarter.
Three-hundred and twenty people died in traffic accidents last year and over 4,000 were seriously injured.
Parliament is now ready to hold the final vote on the safety package