Originally Posted by zulutango
My experience with a fine or jail situation in the past is that a significant number chose the jail over the cash when they know that checking into jail at 11pm and then checking out at 6am the next morning gets them credit for 2 days. A few hours lying in a cell sleeping or reading instead of paying fines makers sense if you don't want to pay. Most local cells are not the black hole of Calcutta and in most cases you get meals free as well. I have slept in hostels way worse than local jail cells and paid to do so....with no free meals.
I didn't say 2 days, I said 24 hours. Immediate roadside arrest, not "check in when you want". You could lock up half the people driving into work in one morning. I'm sure Ontario still has some G20 prison camp fencing left over that can be used. It would get the dangerous drivers off the road and stop the vast majority of collision-related deaths.
Most people would rather get the ticket and be on their way to go to the shop, work, home.. than be dragged out of their car at gunpoint, handcuffed and caged.
I give it about a week. One week of sweeping speed-arrests and imprisonment before you get at least 95% compliance. Repeat offenders receive twice as long as they previously served.
If you're so adament that speed kills, then why not back my plan? Let's get rid of all the fines, penalty points, penalty point premiums, insurance rate hikes and cut straight to the point. Much like the new drink-driving laws you'd save on vast amounts of time in the courts and deal with the problem immediately and move on.