I REALLY have to voice my full support to the Government's Demerit Point System (DPS) with regards to speeding motorists along Brunei's highways.
For years Brunei has been known regionally for its courteous and safe-minded drivers. Not anymore, reckless drivers who love the sheer speeding are on the increase on our highways and are proving to be a life hazard to other drivers.
And not to mention, accidents are also on the increase.
Way too often I met drivers who manoeuvre the Kiulap roundabout like a speed demon, not caring for the safety of other road users.
With the Demerit Point System (DPS) put in place, this will keep both new drivers and more seasoned drivers on their toes. I read in The Brunei Times that the DPS will involve an evaluation process that includes the revision of allocated points for the different offences as well as changes and enhancements to be made to the system to make it more effective and balanced. Through this evaluation the authorities would be able to scrutinise road users accordingly to the categories "Under Probation" and "Qualified Drivers" and this will also put into perspective the gravity of their errors.
The newer drivers will be scrutinised far greater than those who have had their licences for longer, and while new drivers may complain, they have to play to the piper's tune. Mind you, even seasoned drivers are at fault too.
So here's to hoping that the DPS will truly ensure that drivers obey and observe road safety in Brunei.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
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