5. Rule 16 of the principal Rules is amended by deleting paragraph (2) and substituting the following paragraph:
“(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1), a person shall not be allowed to apply for or take a test of competence to drive a Class 4, 4A or 5 vehicle if —
as the holder of a driving licence of any other class, he has accumulated more than 12 demerit points as at the date of his application to take the test of competence or the date of his test; or
as a new driver, he has, before the date of his application to take the test of competence or the date of his test, committed on 2 or more occasions the offence under rule 5(4) of the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Rules (R 32) of failing to display the distinguishing mark during his period of probation, whether or not he has been charged with or convicted of that offence arising from any of the occasions on which he committed such offence.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 562/2002; S 245/2004; S 304/2004; S 515/2004; S 774/2004; S 392/2005; S 500/2005; S 28/2009; S 112/2010]