Throwing butts – and glass – from car windows to attract stiffer penalties

| September 6, 2012

South   Korea’s home affairs ministry has said that the government is increasing the penalties on motorists who throw cigarette butts out of car windows, according to a JoongAng Ilbo story.

The new penalties – up from Won30,000 to Won50,000 – are part of efforts to boost public safety and will apply also to people who throw out other objects deemed dangerous, including, the newspaper said, pieces of glass.

The new fines, and license penalty points of up to 10, will apply from September 12.
InKorea, the license of a driver who runs up more than 40 penalty points in one year is liable to be suspended. A license is cancelled if 120 points are accumulated.

Category: Breaking News

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