The new set of laws for drivers has been implemented as from today, July 27. Police officers are now equipped with the new “fine cards” and they will be hitting the roads more regularly than before.
A team of 10 motorcycle cops will be along the motorway and main streets to ascertain that speed limits are respected. They will also be in the region of MedPoint where a radar was removed.
According to the new law, drivers will have their licences suspended for a period of 6 to 12 months if they are found to infringe upon the regulations 6 times in 24 months. The licence will be annulled if it is suspended 2 times in 3 years.
The speed cameras will be calibrated and set up all across the country. The authorities are currently waiting for the software to be prepared to activate the system. The implementation might happen by the end of August. Signs will be placed at 300 metres before the speed cameras to inform drivers of their presence.
The point system will be replaced by another one. Rs 1,000 will have to be paid if the driver exceeds the speed limit by not more than 15 km/h; Rs 1,500 for exceeding by 15 to 25 km/h; Rs 2,500 for exceeding beyond 25 km/h.
The Traffic Branch will increase in the routine control and performing tests for drunk drivers.