As somebody who has been playing since 2014 I will say this might be the most horrible decision TMP has ever made. Yes, I'm sure there is a handfull of players who have learned from their mistakes and will drive safely now but is it really worth it when the majority of permanently banned players are nothing but trolls or just can't drive at all? If they really want to play, they can change their IP and buy the game again. My feeling is you guys are trying to come up with a solution to the fact that player numbers dropped by like half since peak times and you want to pump the numbers back up a bit this way but maybe it's just my feeling.
I'll be honest, I'm not the most rule-abiding player myself but at least the possibility of a permanent ban has made me control myself every time a player has gotten on my nerves and I wanted to take revenge. So much so that after all this time I only have one driving related ban in my history. Now I guess I'll go ahead and ram the next Russian with a Z in his tag or something idk.