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Traffic violations to be monitored through CCTV

3 April 2016 12:02 pm - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Police would now constantly monitor CCTV footage for traffic violations in the Colombo city, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

The pilot project is to be implemented tomorrow (04).

He said motorists would be informed of the fines or court dates through post.

“The motorists would then have to come to the relevant Police Station to collect the necessary charge sheet and pay their fines or appear in a court,” he said.  

He said the project would first be implemented in Colombo. The Police will particularly monitor lane law violations, the Spokesman said.  

CCTV cameras installed at major junctions and roads as well as mobile CCTV cameras would be used to gather evidence of any traffic violations.

“Now there is no need for a Policeman to be presented for a motorist to be fined, when they break the law.

Motorists can also view the video footage gathered by the Police if they have any questions,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 31

  • Hassanda Monday, 04 April 2016 09:38 AM

    Law equal to all should be applied irrespective of Positions ( I mean Politicians n their escorts )It's a well known fact how they drive Harassing All motorist

    The God Father Monday, 04 April 2016 09:45 AM

    Good move indeed, lets hope the uncivilized three wheel drivers and bus drivers learn to live in the civilized society.

    poraa Wednesday, 06 April 2016 05:16 PM

    SLP has become government money collector good move by struggling regime

    bandara Wednesday, 06 April 2016 06:38 AM

    Even if he is innocent. Break up of law has to be punished

    ANTON Sunday, 03 April 2016 12:43 PM


    Mr Facts Monday, 04 April 2016 01:22 PM

    How to deal with cctv footage erased issues?

    darrelj Sunday, 03 April 2016 12:45 PM


    Nimal Sunday, 03 April 2016 12:46 PM

    Very good move by the police, only thing is accused should have a provision to prove innocence if any mis identity occurs, thank the police authorities and the government for such moves

    Abdul Rahman Sunday, 03 April 2016 12:48 PM

    Lets hope they walk the talk by fining cops, army, navy and BUSES for unlawful driving whilst fining civilians!

    smnadundk Sunday, 03 April 2016 12:58 PM

    That's good thing

    Hiran Sunday, 03 April 2016 01:16 PM

    Now expect a protest from the private bus owners association

    Gregory Monday, 04 April 2016 01:56 PM

    Obviously this is intended to fleece car, jeep and van drivers. I am certain three wheelers and bikes will get a free pass with lane violations, overloading, reckless driving, law violations, and so on.

    Hassanda Sunday, 03 April 2016 01:27 PM

    Most notorious offendors are Politicians n their escortsWill Traffic dept send the charge sheet to them

    KJ Monday, 04 April 2016 02:06 PM

    Can we blame this on MR?? He's trying to dissolve the current parliament this way.. coz our ministers are the first to get noticed through and charged (if allowed) .. then no MPs.. to run the govt.. automatic dissolution.. !! hehehe...

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 03 April 2016 02:05 PM

    But when there is issue, they might say "video footage is erased". That is how our police works. Ha, ha, ha........

    Sonali Sunday, 03 April 2016 02:08 PM

    Why didn't they do this earlier, better late than never. The traffic cops must be crying their hearts out. No more kappam. Do this in all major cities and there will be law and order on the roads.

    Bala Sunday, 03 April 2016 02:15 PM

    Is he innocent if he crosses double line. Your decision please.

    Mandy Sunday, 03 April 2016 02:16 PM

    Yes all must be charged - no excuses for govt vehicles.

    CJ Monday, 04 April 2016 02:59 PM

    This is a good move. Lets hope everyone will be equally treated.

    OMG Sunday, 03 April 2016 03:10 PM

    even ministers, MP, all politicians and their defenders.

    OMG Sunday, 03 April 2016 03:12 PM

    Also this type of cctv to be used to catch crimes too. No unauthorised person allowed to delete any cctv footages

    Shifa Sunday, 03 April 2016 03:38 PM

    Good move.

    Sharon Sunday, 03 April 2016 03:55 PM

    At least do this properly via DM iOS App

    Truth Sunday, 03 April 2016 04:00 PM

    Excellent ! This is really a good move by our Police.

    Patriot Monday, 04 April 2016 03:51 PM

    How about your dear VVIP vehicles?

    amaris Sunday, 03 April 2016 04:44 PM

    SLP cant catch the people who killed the ruggerite, but trying to fine traffic violations.

    Ajja Monday, 04 April 2016 04:27 PM

    Keliya bade pahara paare innna POLICE karayata....

    Maxwel Monday, 04 April 2016 04:36 PM

    Yes!! .Should 've done earlier.Anyway Good move.

    Sylvia Haik Monday, 04 April 2016 05:19 PM

    Unless the CCTV cameras are equipped with Registration Number Recognition software, how are the police going to identify the motorists to charge.

    predictor Monday, 04 April 2016 05:22 PM

    Yes. good move via DM Android App

    smoky bear Thursday, 07 April 2016 05:54 AM

    Good. Must be equal to all as mentioned by some. No exemptions should be placed.

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