finley wrote:Taiwan Luthiers wrote:Also, a fine of around 30,000nt for violation? That's a drop in the bucket compared to how much those cram school makes..
I've noticed from news reports that most fines (for businesses) are pathetically small compared to the magnitude of the offence, especially those related to health&safety or environmental pollution. I'm pretty sure it's intentional: the gov't is saying, sorry guys, we have to make this law so that we can look like a civilised country/appear to be doing something useful/pacify our rabid voters, but we'll make sure the fines are no more onerous than paying an equivalent bribe. Nudge nudge wink wink.
Its especially true for DUI. It makes me think its intentional too, they don't want serious penalty for DUI because legislators drive drunk themselves and don't want to get in hot water, but they have to do "something". Ever notice that most news report involving DUI causing death always involves a Mercedes or other high value vehicle?
I think if I have money to buy a car, I won't buy a car, but a truck because the only way you can die from a truck crash is if you crash into something bigger, or if you get hit by a train.