His Majesty consents to the amendment of Road Traffic Act and Regulations (DPS)
Bandar Seri Begawan: His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to the renaming of the country's Demerit Points System (DPS) as SiKAP (Sistem Keselamatan Amalan Pemandu).
Minister of Communications, Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, made the announcement yesterday at the launching of the new name for the country's Demerit Points System, which he officiated.
The minister also announced that His Majesty has also consented to the amendment of Road Traffic Act and Regulations (Demerit Points System) 2013 and in this regard, the minister announced that the official enforcement of SiKAP will be October 1, 2013.
Director of Land Transport Department, Awg Haji Khalid bin Haji Mustafa, made a welcoming speech followed by the minister. It was held at the Dewan Amar Pahlawan, Ministry of Communications.
Later, the minister officially launched the new name for the Demerit Points System, which was followed by a brief video clip on SiKAP.
SiKAP (attitude), according to the minister; is the name that has been thought as relevant as the main objective of the system is to ensure that motorists in the country practise discipline, drive carefully and observe all road traffic regulations.
It also carries the message to all categories of drivers to change their attitude towards safe driving for the well-being of all road users, said the minister.
The Oct 1 enforcement date is to ensure that everyone will be ready and have an in-depth understanding of the system.
The Demerit Points System is one of the initiatives under road safety and serves as part of the Brunei National Road Safety Council plan based on the psychological, technological and integrated approach as stated in the Blueprint Brunei Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.
Also present at the ceremony were the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications, Awg Abd Mutalib POKSS Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof; Commissioner of Police Dato Seri Pahlawan Awg Bahrin Mohd Noor; members of the Legislative Council and other senior government officers.