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Driver’s Demerit Points System will effect at the year-end: DMT

17 January 2019 02:15 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Driver Improvement Points which was known as Driver’s Demerit Points System would be added to the driver's licence by the end of this year, Motor Traffic Department (DMT) said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror DMT Commissioner-General A. H. K. Jagath Chandrasiri said once the new system is introduced, the merit points exhausted automatic suspension of licence for a period of one year.

‘Demerit points’ means the points assigned for traffic offences under the Motor Traffic Act in addition to any other penalties entered to the Driving Licence or Endorsement Form of the offender.

“With the accumulation of demerit points the driver license will be suspended for a specific period of time or may have to obtain a fresh license. The demerit point system will encourage drivers to be responsible and careful,” he said.

Commissioner further added that President’s and the present Transport Minister’s attention had been drawn over the implementation of this new system. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 8

  • Dee Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:22 AM

    Oh Dear. We won't have bus drivers

    November Alpha Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:08 AM

    I can remember getting a sheet for demerit points when I got my license back in 1995. It was never implemented for 24 years. Why?

    Jude Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:08 AM

    Better late than never!!! Long overdue!! But step in THE right direction !!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:45 AM

    Pure talk, nothing will happen. The 3-wheeler

    Daya Thursday, 17 January 2019 09:35 AM

    Somebody in the office will make money for deleting the record and update the points to reflect as clean for bribe.

    Unchikun Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:00 AM

    The bus drivers, van drivers, three wheel drivers and those wearing ties all violate traffic laws day in and out. Make the drivers license a 80 page document. Oops!

    Victor jayasekera Friday, 18 January 2019 06:27 AM

    Is this another fake story like capital panishment

    Jesus Friday, 18 January 2019 06:45 AM

    This is a Buddhist country do violence will violate


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