Persons who fail to pay administrative fines in time should not be issued new driver's licenses and gun permits, the Lithuanian Interior Ministry has suggested.
Happy to receive the driving license
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The ministry has drafted legal amendments in an effort to discipline offenders who refuse to pay administrative fines.

"We should take stricter measures, as the number of violators refusing to pay fines is excessively high. For instance, more than 97 million litas (EUR 28.1 mln) worth of fines were imposed last year, and merely 42 percent of them were paid. The situation continues for years," Interior Minister Saulius Skvernelis said in a press release.

The amendments will now be discussed by the government.

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