A group of MPs from Latvia’s ruling New Unity party has proposed amendments that would introduce harsher penalties for exceeding speed limits in road traffic, Baltic News Network reports. Under the proposal, the fine for driving 60 km/h or more above the speed limit would rise from the current EUR 240-460 to EUR 720-960 and the period of suspension of the driver’s licence from 6 to 12 months. For speeding in residential areas, the fine would rise from EUR 360-460 to EUR 1,040-1400 and the period of suspension of the driver’s licence from 12 to 24 months. Speeding by more than 70 km/h would carry a fine of EUR 2,000 with suspension of the driver’s licence for three years. The MPs argue that existing fines fail to have sufficient preventive effect.