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New amendments proposed for the Motor Transportation Act
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New amendments for punishing drivers based on a marking scheme are scheduled to be taken up for debate in parliament next week.

The Motor Transportation Act is expected to be amended through these recommendations.

According to the proposed regulations, marks are expected to be provided to a driving licence holder for any committed offence.

Accordingly, a warning will be given to drivers who obtain marks between 18 and 23 within a period of 24 months.

If this number exceeds 23, the driving licence would be suspended for a period of one year.

Under the new amendments, driving advisors too could be punished.

Accordingly, the licence of driving advisors whose licence was suspended twice will be banned permanently.

Expressing views with this regard, the Commissioner General of Motor Vehicles D.D.L. Dharmapriya had this to say…

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