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Show Cause policy for habitual offenders upgraded

June 17, 2017 11:00 pm

The Land Transport Authority has made changes to its Show Cause policy, with effect from May this year.

“Show Cause” is when habitual offenders are summoned before LTA to explain why they should not have their licenses suspended or cancelled.

Chief executive, Carmine Piantedosi, says under the updated Policy, drivers who have committed five traffic offences of any nature within the last three years will be issued with their first warning notice.

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A second warning will be issued after a driver commits an additional five traffic offences within that same three years.

Piantedosi says if a driver commits a total of 15 offences within the three years, then they will be summoned for “Show Cause.”

Under the previous policy, motorists could commit up to eight offences over an unspecified period of time before being called in to “Show Cause.”

In 2016, under the previous policy, 164 drivers had their licenses suspended and 331 drivers received warning letters, 11 had their full licenses cancelled and eight Provisional Licenses were cancelled.

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