Transport Ministry has publicized the General Regulation on Land Transport, which prescribes an MVR 6,000 fine and one-year suspension of license for repeated reckless driving.
The regulation, published on the Government Gazette on Monday, states that reckless driving is punishable with a fine of MVR 2,000 and one-month suspension of license if it’s the first such violation, and MVR 4,000 fine and one-month suspension of license if it’s the second violation.
Repeated reckless driving is punishable with an MVR 6,000 fine and one-year suspension of license.
Meanwhile, people involved in reckless driving which results in a fatality will be pressed with criminal charges, and the Transport Ministry has the authority to suspend their license for 10-25 years.
The regulation released on Monday also prescribes penalties not just for using phones and other electronic devices while driving, but also holding them.