725 booked for breaking lane law

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The Police Department yesterday said that it had taken action against 725 drivers for violating the newly implemented lane law during the 10 hours period from 6.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. today.

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said further legal action would be taken in Court at respective areas against drivers and motorists who had violated the lane regulations.

The Police today implemented the traffic lane law especially along the Sri Jayewardenepura Road from Jayanthipura to Colombo.

ASP Gunasekara said Police officers had been deployed to oversee the new regulation and that drivers followed the rule.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 22

  • mohan Thursday, 26 November 2015 08:40 PM

    Googd move 725 too small numbers compare to nu of violation happening , hope police continue this and expand to whole country

    Raja Thursday, 26 November 2015 08:47 PM

    This is a money spinner in other countries. Sri Lankan government too could use this system as a cash cow to bridge budget deficits.

    LF Friday, 27 November 2015 11:15 AM

    This is long overdue. But why only Jayawardhanapura area? Why not Galle Road, Highlevel, Negombo

    Bala Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:19 PM

    Sad to see some people do not like discipline but prefer any old how to lane driving. Very short term thinking.

    Ray Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:24 PM

    despite the sarcastic comments here it was actually a relief to drive today knowing most of the vehicles were obeying the road rules. via DM iOS App

    Sincere Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:22 PM

    Will it be like the soda bothale as always happens?

    Malaka Silva Friday, 27 November 2015 11:58 AM

    Good start and we need to start at some point. should be implemented on all roads. :)

    Tyron Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:34 PM

    Ok will some explain to me what is this lane law...

    Bandu Friday, 27 November 2015 06:22 AM

    Why only on Jayawardanepura road. It should be implemented on every road in the country. Otherwise this excise will be of no use. Because drivers from other cities when come to Colombo they will not know how to drive on the road properly, and that will create accidents again. This is a good move by the police but unless implemented in the entire country this will not be a success. Definitely it will be better than hiding behind trees to punish drivers as the police action should be there to reduce accidents and not to make money. Police should learn from other countries.

    Bandu Friday, 27 November 2015 06:26 AM

    If you have a driving licence, you should know about this.

    simon Friday, 27 November 2015 07:09 AM

    Depends who uses it !

    Tonym Friday, 27 November 2015 07:14 AM

    Only law breakers who have broken the traffic laws of this country are against this. This was long overdue

    Cobra Friday, 27 November 2015 07:23 AM

    Road rules are blatantly violated all the time by not only motorists but also pedestrians and if this system is carried out strictly the govt. could reduce taxes on essentials as the income from these fines will be enormous at least till the culprits start behaving!

    lkboy Thursday, 26 November 2015 06:13 PM

    See how indisciplined our drivers are.

    voter Friday, 27 November 2015 07:59 AM

    Police dont have to go anywhere just wait at color lights and railway crossings and catch all the vehicles(3 wheels, bikes and batta cars n lorries etc) flocking at the gate/line and impose fines in excess of 10000.

    income Thursday, 26 November 2015 06:30 PM

    The budget deficit can now be bridged

    Misunderstood Thursday, 26 November 2015 06:35 PM

    Salute to the PoliceI saw how methodically the public followed the lane rules today morning. Police were stern. Also I think there was one passenger who had an emergency and was rushing. He was on a Black Toyota Land Cruiser V8. Two Police men in a motor cycle was guiding it and making way. they created a 5th lane on the Parliament Road and lead that vehicle up to Rajagiriya Junction. When the 4th lane was exclusively to turn to Cotta Road the two policemen on the motor bike also maneuvered the traffic got the right turning traffic to stop and made way for the sole vehicle on 5th lane to go straight on the Parliament drive. I wonder if such services are rendered free to any hurried vehicles or for a fee. I congratulate IGP and would be glad if I could have the same for a fee.

    Dee Friday, 27 November 2015 08:49 AM

    Please dont ride on the road. Use a abandoned paddy feild.

    YAMAYA Thursday, 26 November 2015 06:56 PM

    Police State in action

    Coconut Republic Thursday, 26 November 2015 07:31 PM

    Can you now check if there are receipts for 725 bookings?

    DHA Thursday, 26 November 2015 07:44 PM

    Finally GOV found a way to fill the till.....I guess one half of the offenders must be 3 wheeler guys....but doing so we need few more road expansion in Colombo....

    ANTON Thursday, 26 November 2015 07:51 PM


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