Penalty Points: Entry into Force Delayed
2 Janvier 2013 - The Défi Media Group
The introduction of penalty points, originally scheduled for 1st January 2013, will not take place. Administrative procedures have not yet been completed, said the Office of the Prime Minister.
Those who expected the introduction of penalty points will have to wait. The new system of penalty points will be set up with a little delay. Things are not yet available at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport Maurice account for between 600,000 and 650,000 licensed drivers. Same story on the side of the Special Road Safety Unit (SRSU) the office of Prime Minister.
In the absence of Ben Buntipilly, advise the Prime Minister on road safety, his replacement, Officer Amit Sunkoorah confirmed the news. "The introduction of the penalty points will not take place in January. It could be implemented by March, but remains to be defined. This delay is due to administrative procedures that are not yet completed, "he says.
The Council of Ministers has agreed on Friday, July 6, to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill is presented to the National Assembly.
How will the penalty points? The fundamental point remains that the number of points above punished for any offense not be noted that the authority of the magistrate. The police have no authority to remove the driver points.
Even if the license does not come into force in January, police said that the controls and vigilance will double during this festive period. According to statistics from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), 10,679 cases of road accidents were recorded from January to June 2012, including more than 20,751 vehicles. Of these accidents, 64 cases were fatal and there were 1727 of which 38% of injured motorcyclists, 27% passengers, 17% pedestrians, 15% and 3% of motorists cyclists. Authorities and stakeholders are on the lookout for the new year.
The 19 crimes that fall under the penalty points and the scale of planned deduction of points are:
- Number of points offenses
- Not wearing a motorcycle helmet 2 to 4 points
- Refusal to give way priority 3 to 6 points
- Failure to stop at an accident 4 to 8 points
- Refusal to obey police instructions 2 to 4 points
- Phone use while driving a vehicle 2 to 4 points
- Use of vehicle without lights prescribed 3 to 6 points
- Non-secure cargo on the vehicle 3 to 6 points
- Non-compliance with pedestrian priority 4 to 6 points
- Overtaking vehicle to pedestrian 4 to 6 points
- Speeding (less than 25 km / h) above the limit of 2 to 4 points
- Speeding (more than 25 km / h) over the limit 4 to 6 points
- Speeding (more than 50 km / h) over the limit 6 to 8 points
- Not wearing a seat belt while driving 2 to 4 points
- Overtaking on white line 2 to 4 points
- Non-compliance signs 2 to 4 points
- Dangerous driving 8 to 10 points
- Reckless driving (Section 123 c) 3 to 6 points
- Non-compliance lanes on Highway 3 to 6 points
- Manslaughter and assault 8 to 10 points