2. Rule 2 of the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Driving Licences) Rules (R 27) (referred to in these Rules as the principal Rules) is amended —
by deleting the definition of “demerit points”; and
by re-numbering the rule as paragraph (1) of that rule, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraph:
“(2) For the purposes of these Rules, where a holder of a driving licence applies to take any test of competence or applies for any provisional licence under these Rules, the number of demerit points accumulated by him as at the date of his application shall be the aggregate of the following:
any demerit points already awarded to the holder of the driving licence under the Road Traffic (Driver Improvement Points System) Rules (R 25) as at the date of his application; and
on or before the date of his application, a notice under section 132 or 135 of the Act has been issued to or criminal proceedings have been instituted against the holder of the driving licence in respect of any offence which is specified in the Schedule to the Road Traffic (Driver Improvement Points System) Rules (referred to in this paragraph as a scheduled offence); and
as at the date of his application, the holder of the driving licence has not paid the prescribed penalty for the scheduled offence, or the criminal proceedings have not been concluded, as the case may be,
any demerit points which would be awarded to the holder of the driving licence if, after the date of his application, he were to pay the prescribed penalty for, or be convicted of, the scheduled offence, as the case may be.”.