The Commissioner General of Motor Traffic informs that the demerit points system for traffic offences will be implemented from March next year.
Nishantha Weerasinghe earlier stated that the demerit points system will be enforced from next month.
Accordingly, the decision has been postponed.
The demerit system is being introduced in an attempt to reduce the number of motor accidents in the country.
The system is expected to be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.
According to the proposed system, demerit points will be awarded for 32 traffic offences.
If a driver accumulates 20 demerit points, then the driver license of the concerned individual will be suspended for a period of one year.
The Commissioner-General said 10 points will be added if an individual flees a scene after a causing a road accident while eight points for an individual driving in excess of 150 km/h.
He said the proposed system will be published once the approval is received.