A new points system for traffic offences will be introduced across Sultanate, beginning on March 1, the Royal Oman Police has announced on Monday. This applies to new drivers in Oman who will be issued with temporary driving licences for 12 months under a probation scheme.
According to ROP, if a driver gets more than 10 ‘black’ points on their temporary driving licence — issued to all new drivers — then they’ll be sent back to driving school to take more lessons.
Temporary driving licences will be extended by one year against any new driver who clocks up more than 7 black points in a year, according to the new traffic law. However, good drivers with clean sheets will get a full 10-year driving licence if they don’t exceed six black points during their temporary driving licence period.
According to Brigadier Mohammed Awadh al Rowas, Director General of Traffic, more accidents happen during the first year of driving. “Studies suggest that most accidents happen in the first year of driving,” he added.