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* Sri Lankan drivers to get penalty points for traffic violations from next month
Sun, Dec 16, 2012, 01:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 16, Colombo: As a measure to curb escalating road accidents, Sri Lankan authorities have decided to implement a demerit point system to drivers who violates traffic laws.

The point system, to be implemented from January 01, 2013, aims to discourage reckless driving and to create disciplined rivers.

Points will be applied when a diver commits a traffic offense and when a driver accumulates a total of 24 points, the driver's licenses will be suspended for one year, Commissioner General of Motor Traffic H.S. Harischandra said.

The errant driver will also be produced before Court and the driver may lose the license depending on the severity of the charge.

The authorities are mainly targeting drunk drivers to prevent driving while intoxicated and causing fatal accidents.



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