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Govt. considers resuming Driver’s Demerit Points System

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The government was considering resuming the Demerit Points System for driving licenses, Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday.

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 in road accidents caused by negligence.

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.(DSB)

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  • pematilaka Thursday, 23 July 2020 01:29 PM

    A very good move

    H de Mel Thursday, 23 July 2020 02:25 PM

    I think we need a demerit points system for Ministers too....

    SL in Qatar Thursday, 23 July 2020 03:54 PM

    This would end up having a minus infinity number if applied, LOL!!

    Middle Class Thursday, 23 July 2020 07:56 PM

    Agree with H de Mel. This is a good initiative but a worthless effort if it is not equally applied to Politicians, their drivers, cricketers, children of wealthy and connected families, the affluent and all three wheeler drivers as well. As usual this will only apply to the lower and middle income population.

    Warren Raed Friday, 24 July 2020 04:23 PM

    Nothing can ever be implemented in that country with the present political and weak legal system.


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