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* Measures to compile a database of unruly Sri Lankan drivers
Sun, Jul 6, 2014, 09:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama has said on Friday that the government is planning to compile a computer based database of unruly drivers and suspend their licenses if they accumulate too many negative marks.

The courts would maintain the database along with the Motor Traffic Department and the Traffic Police, to nab and punish errant drivers.

Speaking to the media on the measures to improve the motor services, the Minister has said that a pass system would be introduced for those who wish to obtain the services of the Motor Traffic Department (MTD) and meet its officials.

According to the Minister, the MTD security staff, including the OIC, would be rotated on a monthly basis to prevent corruption, the national news agency Lankapuvath reported.

The Motor Traffic Act would also be amended to reduce the waiting period for driving licenses from three to two months and security safeguards such as watermarks and biometric data would also be added to new driving licenses for easy data processing and value addition.

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