SINGAPORE: The Traffic Police will introduce a new voluntary Safe Driving Course for motorists who have accumulated half or more of their maximum allowable demerit points.
Speaking in Parliament on Thursday, Second Minister for Home Affairs S Iswaran said the move is an early intervention measure to correct dangerous road habits.
And as an incentive, those who pass the course will have three demerit points deducted from their records.
The Traffic Police will also revise the retraining course for motorists facing their first or second suspensions to have a more comprehensive curriculum and stricter passing standards.
Mr Iswaran said the enhancements to the corrective education regime will be implemented by the end of the year.
While the road fatality rate has come down in the last few years, recent incidents underscore the need to improve road behaviour.
One such incident involved the death of two brothers when they were hit by a truck in Tampines.
Mr Iswaran said more resources will be invested to improve road safety, which includes educating vulnerable road users.
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