Death and injury from traffic accidents in Italy is down by 18 per cent since the introduction, in July 2003, of a new highway code which included the deduction of points on driving licences for various driving offences.- Loss of all 20 points means loosing your licence and having to take a re-education driving course-. In an attempt to reduce accidents further is a new law will come into force on 1 April making it a obligatory to carry a reflecting, luminous jacket or waistcoat in all vehicles. This item of clothing must be put on at night, before getting out of a vehicle on an unlit road or on a motorway emergency lane. Failure to carry a shining jacket will mean losing two points from your licence