MOTC to raise penalties for traffic rule violations

PUNISHMENT:Drivers who engage in high-risk behavior are to be fined and required to attend a defensive driving course, which would be followed by a test they must pass

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 13, 2017
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is planning to increase penalties for reckless driving, with people violating traffic regulations to get more demerit points.

The government has been enforcing the demerit points system for more than a decade.

According to regulations, a driver would have their driver’s license suspended for one month if they accumulate six demerit points within six months. The driver would also need to attend a defensive driving course.

If a driver has their driving license suspended twice in one year, their license would be revoked if they commits the same violation again, according to regulations.

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