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Traffic point system for traffic violations to be reactivated

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AMMAN — The Public Security Directorate (PSD) announced that it will reactivate the traffic point system, as part of a plan that aims to improve the traffic situation, in accordance with its 2022-2024 strategy, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

The plan entails the reactivation of the Traffic Point System No. 31 of 2018, promulgated pursuant to Article 52 (a) of the Traffic Act No. 49 of 2008, following the completion of electronic connections of all the control and information systems of security centers and patrols, to ensure that traffic points are calculated in accordance with the provisions of the law.

The traffic point system entails placing points in the registry of the driver who commits a traffic violation referred to in Article 5 of the system.

The registry contains a file for each driver that records traffic points, the number of suspensions and extensions of the driver's license and information about traffic violations and accidents committed by the driver.

PSD stressed on Saturday that no fees or expenses will be imposed as a result of the application of this system, except for those provided for in the traffic law.

The system provides for the suspension of the license of a driver who has more than 16 registered traffic points per year. If less than 16 points are registered within a year, they will be automatically deleted at the end of the year.

According to Deputy-Director of Public Security Directorate Anwar Al-Kharabsheh, traffic violations that are subject to the traffic point system are those caught by traffic police, according to Ammon News.

Kharabsheh said that free, optional, training courses are held once a year at the Jordan Traffic Institute, in all regions of the Kingdom, to write off eight points for drivers who reach 15 points in a year, in order to prevent suspending the driver’s license.

All traffic officers have been provided with electronic devices that enable them to access drivers' databases and the cumulative number of points calculated against them, in order to take appropriate measures against any driver who commits a serious violation in a timely manner, according to Kharabsheh.

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