On-the-spot public transport fare evader fines fail as only one in four pays up

 
Topic moved from News by dthead on 17 Mar 2015 16:39
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
CUT-PRICE fare evader fines aimed at filling government coffers quicker has backfired, with only one in four paying the $75 on-the-spot penalty.
On-the-spot public transport fare evader fines fail as only one in four pays up


So they are saying this new idea does not work?

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  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
Like typical media, they don't have a clue - the relevance is non-existent.

All that matters is how the proportion of fare evading has changed, not whether fines are paid instantly or later.
  Edith Chief Commissioner

Location: Line 1 from Porte de Vincennes bound for Bastille station
Given that the majority of those reported for fare evasion under the old approach ended up not having to pay, getting 1/4 to pay on demand is probably better going.  I agree that reducing evasion is the big goal and that this should be the measure of success of any such project, but is that the intention of this scheme or is it just to cut the costs of collecting fines ?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

There's a whole sub-culture of people that will do anything to not pay fines and avoid the sheriff.  Most of those that pay up on-the-spot are probably those who take chances but can't be bothered stuffing around afterwards.

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