Malta’s point system, where drivers are penalised according to their contravention until they lose their license upon reaching 12 points, is planned to be extended to all Maltese drivers on December 1st.
The system currently applies to people who received their licenses after 2004, and it probationary period lasts for three years. The system gives all drivers 12 points, and if a driver exceeds the 12 point limit then they have their license suspended.
However, a recent reform with the intention of making Maltese roads safer will be extending this system to all drivers, regardless of when they got their licence.
The Transport Ministry had planned to have the system in place by last July, but was pushed back due to the election. The Transport Ministry has announced the reform will now be implemented on December 1st “as planned”.
This reform is aimed at curbing reckless drivers of all ages as well as cutting the number of road accidents in Maltese roads.
Here’s how the point system works:
To this aim, the penalty point system has been reworked to reflect current trends in contraventions.
Minister for Justice Owen Bonnici had announced the extension of this new system last year while launching consultations on possible traffic legislation reform.
This reform comes after head of the Insurance Association Adrian Galea made calls for a better enforcement and contravention system in Malta.
Lives continue to be lost, fatalities and injuries continue to wreak havoc on families, costs for both the insurance industry and the Maltese health system continue to increase
Adrian Galea, Head of Insurance Association
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