New system for issuing licenses

Driving licenses are to only be issued after a probationary period when new regulation comes into effect in January.

Under the new Land and Transport Act, people applying for a license will at first receive a temporary license. A full license would only be awarded after a probation period.

Mahdhi Imad, chairman of the transports authority said that the new regulation will give a Maldives a similar system to other countries.