I nstead of sending those convicted of serious traffic violations to jail, Cuenca traffic judges have sentenced more than 800 drivers to perform community service, most involving removal of graffiti from public buildings. Ecuador traffic law prescribes jail to speeders, drunk drivers and those driving on bald tires but allows judges to commute sentences for some violators to performing public duties. According to the Cuenca transportation office, EMOV, 827 traffic violators have been assigned community service since the beginning of the year. The decision is left to judges, who typically send drunk drivers caught with high levels of blood alcohol and…
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