POINTS SYSTEM COST 189 DRIVERS THEIR LICENCE LAST YEAR
Drivers lose their licence for two months if they accumulate 12 penalty points over a 12-month period
No fewer than 189 people had their licences revoked last year, following the introduction of a penalty point system that extended regulations to all drivers.
164 people had their licence suspended following the penalty point system introduced in 2017, the Transport Ministry said.
Nineteen of the 189 drivers had their licence revoked for the second time.
A total of 78 licences were also revoked during 2018 but to date their driving licence was not returned to Transport Malta, the spokesman added.
“In such instances, if the licence holder does not return their driving licence after three letters or reminders, then Transport Malta informs the police to intervene and the driving licence in question will be collected by the police and returned to Transport Malta,” he said.
The penalty point system, introduced in December 2017, saw regulations, previously only applied to new drivers, being extended to everyone.....
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As reported on the Times of Malta on Monday, April 1, 2019, by Ms Denise Grech.
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