Transport ministry considering community service for serious road accident offenders

The Transport ministry is considering adopting a type of community service for people who cause serious road accidents, Deputy Transport Minister Nikos Mavraganis said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a one-day conference organized by the “Panos Mylonas” Institute for Road Safety, Mavraganis said the offender could be ordered to work at a hospital to see first-hand the results of reckless driving. “This way, the offender will realize what he has caused,” he said, adding however that the top priority for lowering the number of road accidents is proper education and information.

The minister also announced the creation of an online platform called e-drive academy, as well as other educational programs.