How many more road deaths can we tolerate?

‘Raising fines again would act as a deterrent, as would a points system’ As the number of fatal road accidents rises, Sarah Carabott asked the experts about the causes and the ways that driving could be made safer. Three ingredients for safer roads: enforcement, fines, points system Malta should step up enforcement, increase traffic fines and introduce […]

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‘Involve us more’

Catherine Calleja, newly-elected president of the Malta Insurance Association, tells Anthony Manduca that the industry would like closer collaboration with the government on a number of issues. Two major pieces of legislation affecting the insurance industry come into force next year and insurance companies are still awaiting feedback on their proposals as well as guidelines from the […]

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Patience, respect, road safety

The third weekend of August brought with it more tragic news – the loss of another precious life. Another family, relatives and friends mourning the sad loss of a life cut short unnecessarily. This can only be another sign that we really need to act fast to stop road fatalities from becoming simply a statistic. […]

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“Harshest” sanctions urged for drivers using mobile phones

€100 fine still not enough of a deterrent Motorists using mobile phones while driving should face tougher sanctions, says Malta Insurance Association head Adrian Galea, insisting that enforcement be steeped up. “A strong deterrent is needed to curb the increased use of mobile phones while driving,” Mr Galea, the association’s director general, said. He was […]

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