As promised by minister Nando Bodha, the point system will be reviewed. As a consequence of this decision, all Speed Cameras have been deactivated and will remain so for two months onward. The beginning of this year also witnessed the resetting of the whole system.
It is to be noted that the Speed Cameras are still functioning, but those drivers exceeding speed limits will not have to worry. This does not, however, mean that they are being given free rein either: the mobile radars are still operating and anyone found trespassing the rules and regulations will be sanctioned.
Another major change involves the fine to be paid for speeding that will come from Rs 2 000 to Rs 500. This, however, does not include those cases that happened before the 1st of January 2015; the latter will still have to pay Rs 2 000-fines.
All the Speed Cameras will be repositioned and calibrated according to two speed limits on the motorway – 80 and 110 km/h – and another two for other roads (60 and 80 km/h).
A certain leniency might also be shown to speeding drivers: around 80 % of the fines are due to slight exceeding beyond the limits, and a 10 % tolerance threshold will possibly be applied.
Drivers still have to be equipped with their Driving Licence Counterpart (DLC).