Minister: Germany to target "wealthy criminals" with driving bans

German drivers who are found guilty of a crime could lose their driving licences as part of plans set out by the justice minister to deter "wealthy criminals" unfazed by cash fines.

"There are cases, for example with very wealthy criminals, who are not affected by a monetary fine," Justice Minister Heiko Maas said, according to a Saturday report in news magazine Spiegel.

"Revoking a driving licence would, in contrast, have a notable impact," Maas told the weekly, adding that a parliamentary bill on the matter is to be drafted by the end of the year.

Last update: Sat, 06/08/2016 - 10:45

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