You have heard me talk about how fines are inadequate and for some people, they are the cost of doing business? I found a perfect example of this in this week's Fine and Suspension List. Granted, they fall into the minor offense category. Yannick Gingras was three time fined for not having both feet in the stirrups during the race. The first time on December 14, he was fined $100. On December 18, he committed the same offense twice and was fined an additional $100 per offense. Clearly, a $100 fine did not get him to change his habits. For a driver of his ability, what is a $100 fine? Now make that fine $500 or more and then see Gingras change his tune.
Same thing with Brett Miller, Does anyone think a fine of $50 for driving inside the Euro Rail/Pylon Violation is going to stop him from doing this again? Think that fine is going to sop them?
Do I See Correctly? Looking at the same fines and suspensions list I saw a fine for a driver driving a slow quarter/half and another fine for someone failing to file a claim of foul. How often do you see these infractions cited these days? Hardly ever. These judges deserve to be promoted.