New speed-detecting systems on expressways from Feb.14

7 February 2018 03:01 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A new speed-detecting system will be setup on Expressways from February 14, so that speeding drivers could be fined at the exit points, Expressway Operation Maintenance And Management Division said.

Southern Expressway Deputy Director R.A.D. Kahatapitiya told Daily Mirror these steps were taken to curtail the increasing number of accidents on the expressways involving speeding vehicles.

“With the use of the new speed-detecting system, the vehicles will be compelled to maintain a speed limit 100 kmph and the drivers of vehicles exceeding the limit will be fined,” he said.

Mr. Kahatapitiya said drivers found exceeding the 100kmph speed limit would be given a photograph taken at the time the vehicle had exceeded the speed limit and fined.

He said the photograph would include the vehicle number, observed time and the speed at the time. The new system is capable of capturing these details even at night.
 
Mr. Kahatapitya said though they were aware that several drivers were known to exceed the speed limit, they were not equipped with a sufficient number of speed detectors nor did they function at night. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • MH Wednesday, 07 February 2018 05:10 PM

    its not speed that kills. its those who know nothing about driving and unable to stick between the line. people need to redo their driving test

    AMW Wednesday, 07 February 2018 05:21 PM

    Valentine gift to all Sri Lankans from the government on Valentines day !!!

    J Fernando Wednesday, 07 February 2018 05:47 PM

    Hope this will apply to all.

    N S fernando Wednesday, 07 February 2018 06:47 PM

    In that case you better impose fines for those who do not maintained the stipulated speed limits and having a joy ride in highways

    Clarantha Friday, 09 February 2018 07:55 PM

    Government doesnt have the backbone to ban the import of three wheelers and motorcycles, but they put speed limits to express way. What a joke. More accidents takes place in other roads on a daily basis because of three wheel drivers and motorbike riders. Driving has become a headache specially in Colombo.And on top of that not a single old car has been exported or recycled in Sri Lanka, still all those 30 - 40 year old vehicles are on the road. Nobody talks about those issues.These are jokes.


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