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Drunk driving has led to more than 3,000 licence holders losing points, Motor Vehicle Registrar S. H. Harischandra said yesterday. The scheme termed Driver Improvement Point system was introduced in terms of the Motor Traffic Act and is intended to bring about better discipline among drivers.
More than 3,000 drivers have had their points reduced under the system introduced last month for offences of drunk driving and fatal accidents, according to Mr. Harishchandra. Three drivers who exhausted the available 24 points have had their licenses cancelled.
The highest number of offenders was from the Western Province where more than 1,400 people lost points for drunk driving and 23 others for fatal accidents.
Under the system 12 points are reduced for drunk driving and 12 for fatal accidents. A driver is entitled to only 24 points.
The Government plans to extend the point reduction system to other traffic offences in June.
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