‘Cruel’ punishment?

Dear Editor:

Our Ontario government is again making wasteful attempts at reducing auto theft by introducing no effective laws (if you get caught breaking them).

How many times do you read a police report where the person stopped by the police was driving while under licence suspension!?

Licence suspension does not work, so what is the point this government wants to make? 

How about jail time instead – say three years for the first time, five for the second time, and 10 for the third time. No questions asked, no get out of jail time free, and make it the law that all judges must follow this, no matter what the circumstances. This may sound cruel, but so is losing your vehicle and the steady increase in insurance costs. Something has to be done.

Paul Roberts,