Point system would curb traffic accidents, Education Minister says

A point system backed by stricter enforcement was needed if the number of traffic accidents caused by reckless driving were to be cut down, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said yesterday. Mr Bartolo acknowledged the need for “more serious” enforcement in a post on Facebook, expressing support for recent suggestions that the point system in place […]

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Unlicensed to kill and cause injury

That driving – or even walking – on our roads is a bit like playing a game of Russian roulette can hardly be contested. It has been a bad year for Maltese traffic, with some very bad accidents, including fatal ones, taking place regularly, especially in weekends. Something, somewhere, is not working. Indiscipline would certainly […]

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Drink-driving laws are set to be less tolerant

The national drink-driving limit is set to be cut by a third as the government sobers up on boozy driving, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. A spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said the current limit of 0.8g of alcohol per litre of blood, the highest in the EU, would be […]

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Extend points system to all drivers, insurance lobbyist says

The point system in place to penalise reckless motorists in their first three years of driving should apply to everybody, the Malta Insurance Association head says. Director general Adrian Galea argued in an opinion piece today  that the demerit point system (DPS), introduced in 2004, should not be limited to the three years after drivers […]

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