Drivers will lose two demerit points for not obeying a stop street, four points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 60 per cent and, if you lose all your points, your driver’s licence will be suspended. These are details of the Department of Transport’s demerit system to be introduced next year.

Drivers will lose two demerit points for not obeying a stop street, four points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 60 per cent and, if you lose all your points, your driver’s licence will be suspended.

These are details of the Department of Transport’s demerit system to be introduced next year.

According to , the department plans to introduce a test project in Pretoria next year and to phase it in across the country later in the year.

Each motorist will receive 12 points every year and could lose between two and four points for various offences. Those drivers who lose all their points will have their licences suspended for between three and 12 months, or may even have to undergo another driver’s test to get their licence back, as well as pay fines.

Those drivers who do not lose any points for the month will be rewarded with additional points.

Drivers will lose two points for not wearing a seat belt, one point if one light of the car is not working, two points if more lights are not working, two points if the driver does not have his or her licence in the vehicle.

You could lose four points for driving an unregistered vehicle and two points if you do not stop at a stop sign.

If speeding, you will lose one point if you exceed the speed limit by between 21 and 30 per cent, two points for between 31 and 45 per cent, three points for between 46 and 60 per cent and four points for speeding by more than 60 per cent.

Department spokesman Ndivhuwo Mabaya told the newspaper that traffic officials are undergoing intensive training on the system.

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