Drivers set to lose licences as Govt works on law that will see traffic offenders accumulating demerit points that will result in their drivers’ licences being revoked6 years ago
Speaking to Sunday News, Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) spokesperson Mr Ernest Muchena said Government is in the process of crafting a law that will see traffic offenders accumulating demerit points that will result in their drivers’ licences being revoked.
He said that the TSCZ has been tasked by Transport Minister Joram Gumbo to come up with content outlining the offences to be included and they will come up with a proposal after consultations. Said Muchena:
According to the Road Traffic Act chapter 13:11 the minister is allowed to craft a statutory instrument which puts into effect a penalty points system. For example the system may start with each driver at 15 points and when someone transgresses the law, say drinking under the influence of alcohol, three points will be deducted and they are left with 12 points. If you continue transgressing the law more points will be deducted and if one gets to zero, their licence is taken away. The minister has tasked the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe to lead the process of coming up with content outlining which offences to include in penalties system. The system may not cover every offence. It’s an all stakeholders committee that has been set led by TSCZ to conduct consultations and come up with a proposal that will be presented to the minister and crafted into the Statutory Instrument which will effect the penalty system.Feedback
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