Container creates traffic

5 October 2010 04:39 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A massive traffic jam was created in Maharagama area after a container toppled this morning. Police asked motorists to take alternative routes.

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  • lankaman Tuesday, 05 October 2010 08:06 AM

    Actually most of the time, container drivers seem to be very reckless. They know they are in big vehicles and in a higher position so that in the event of an accident, they will not be injured. It is a nightmare to overtake a slow moving container. They never give you space and when you try to overtake them, they veer to the right trying to cut you off. In the process they expose motorists dangerously close to the unguarded wheels of the trailer, which could turn its victims into minced meat.

    Its time the authorities implemented a no-container time during office/school traffic times and impose severe fines on reckless drivers.

    Aruna Tuesday, 05 October 2010 08:40 AM

    Around 7.30 to 9AM, Buttaramulla till Borella is a nightmare.

    Some authority should look into this as it is a mere waste of time, fuel & etc.


    Anaconda Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:56 PM

    You are stupid to call this country stupid

    Angel Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:09 AM

    The respective whatever the authorities should implement a timing for these trailers. They should allowed to be in the road at night times. Not in the day time or office hours.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:21 AM

    Maharagama is anyway a congested town specially in the morning hours. Cannot imagine this traffic could be cleared.!

    Hippo Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:28 AM

    There are too many big containers on Sri Lanka roads. These traffic should be moved to rail. A country with no direction and vision. Do not expect miracles. We have to get things done ourselves.

    prematilleke Mawella Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:29 AM

    I was a victim of this irresponsible act of recless driver.
    The driver had grossly violated trafic rules and punished the road users from students to every professionals. I think this driver had given a holiday to users of 119 bus route including school children.

    Over to you Gentlemen of Traffic POLICE

    Karthik Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:49 AM

    Govt shoud have planned the infrastructure first before reducing the vehicle tax… Wait and see the blockade after Feb 2011!!!

    ND Tuesday, 05 October 2010 10:18 AM

    Ever tried living in London and New York? I guess not. You probably need to find a place without roads and vehicles if you are complaining of Maharagama. I live there too.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:07 AM

    Oh i hate maharagama Town.. Always full of traffic... no solutions for this.. I do now know why these heavy vehicles are allowed to go on during peak hours... Stupid country this is...

    unl Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:09 AM

    I think you should go to angoda

    unl Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:11 AM

    Lets all Get to gather and Blame the goverment for this

    Tm Abay Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:13 AM

    According to the law containers can only travel after 7 PM. But our govt. is too busy implementing & executing meaningless regulations

    chami Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:34 AM

    Then who else is responsible

    Roshan Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:37 AM

    There are frequent breakdown of the trailer in the middle of the road, the Police should fine the owner for not maintaining it .

    knight Rider Tuesday, 05 October 2010 06:58 AM

    The Freight forwarder or Shipping companies should jointly implement an intercity Rail Service with logistic Hubs in strategic locations so that the containers could move form there during the nights this will minimize the traffic jams caused by heavy vehicles as well the damages on roads,,,the intercity train service will also greatly reduce the clutter of buses, three wheelers, office & school vans as well. dont wait for some foreign company to implement this and take away our money.

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