By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
The Government is considering the resumption of the Demerit Points System for driving licenses, Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. The demerit system was considered as a strategy to prevent accidents caused by negligent drivers.
“The system gives drivers a score of 0 to 24 points in road accidents caused by negligence. and the driver’s license will be suspended after the score drops to 0 at the end.The Demerit Point System will encourage drivers to be responsible and careful,” the Minister said.