New Traffic Law Gets The Red Light

After sending the temporary traffic law to Parliament for approval, the government’s proposed legislation that would see fines rise to unprecedented heights, has been rejected by both the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament. The main argument was that the fines were simply to high – running a red light was raised from JD100 to JD250, which is over twice the monthly minimum wage – and that’s the last thing Jordanians need in this financial crisis we seem to be having.

Constitutionally, the government has to stop enforcing the temporary law as of this moment, however, I get the feeling that now that Parliament is in session they’ll just create another temporary law that is a compromise and enforce that until the next (emergency) session is called. That’s just my opinion though.

I think this controversial law has really split opinions down the line, with people for it, and others against it.

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