LPBOA wants lane restrictions removed

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Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) today complained to the Human Rights Commission requesting that the regulation on lane restrictions enforced by the Police Department be removed.

The Police Department now strictly enforces the law on lane restrictions in a bid to reduce traffic within the Colombo City limits.

LPBOA President Gamunu Wijeratne asked for a separate lane for buses if the police continued to enforce the law.

“It is the commuters who are inconvenienced by this law. The buses have to crawl behind smaller vehicles and this consumes more time,” he said.

Nearly 13,000 buses enter the City daily, many of them are fined by the police under the recently enforced laws.

Mr. Wijeratne said buses should be given more prominence on the road as it was a service that was provided to the people.

He said the Police tested new traffic rules occasionally and the most affected were the buses and the commuters who travel in them.

“If the police does not withdraw the regulations soon we will take legal action,” Mr. Wijeratne stated. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
 
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  • chimpa Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:57 PM

    His request is fair, since this has affected especially for School children and office workers

    Samson Tuesday, 08 December 2015 06:10 PM

    I am a bus traveler. Main culprit are the buses who create all traffic jams on roads all over the country. Now they have a problem racing. We are not rich enough to have separate lanes, may be possible in certain areas. Other offense committed by buses are the loud honking. These laws are long overdue. Some of these drivers and the management must observe how disciplined bus drivers are on narrow roads in developed cities of the world. No traffic jams!

    Rizwan Wednesday, 09 December 2015 02:35 AM

    The lane restrictions should be applicable to all. We have to start somewhere to bring some order to the roads. In time things will smooth out. Patients is the order of the day.

    lkboy Tuesday, 08 December 2015 06:12 PM

    Then remove the law for everyone else! These bus drivers are the biggest cause of traffic.

    devika.fernando@bigpond.com Wednesday, 09 December 2015 02:56 AM

    At least now the crazy bus drivers will be tamed as they have to stick to a single lane. At least now the commuters will be safe.

    felix Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:27 AM

    Their next request would be to allow them to pick and drop passengers anywhere and not at a bu halt.!!

    sanathdk Wednesday, 09 December 2015 04:14 AM

    Yes they should stay on left lane , or left side of the road to let passengers on and off the Bus, without bloking 2 lanes, these are the idiotic people casing all the traffic, dumb request by him,

    Sunil Wednesday, 09 December 2015 04:36 AM

    Who is this fool has he seen the traffic flows in western countries where one house has a minimum of 3 cars, everyone follows the lane rule less accident and stress free driving. The buses over there are three times bigger than the ones over here. The road is for everyone to share you fool.

    anaWijearnte Wednesday, 09 December 2015 04:48 AM

    Enfoce the law the Bus drivers are the people who break the las at least the general public are safe now Obey the Rule Mr Gamuna Wijeratne of the Country .

    nandasena Tuesday, 08 December 2015 07:02 PM

    just ignore this mad persons utterences

    Citizen Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:53 AM

    Unruly bus drivers should be controlled at any cost

    supun Tuesday, 08 December 2015 07:06 PM

    Delicious tears

    mohn Tuesday, 08 December 2015 07:12 PM

    LOL

    Athula Wednesday, 09 December 2015 05:29 AM

    Buses are the biggest culprits on the roads. Police need to be seriously strict with them.

    dan Wednesday, 09 December 2015 12:11 PM

    The government and police are 100% correct in implementing these new rules and laws.Please don t reverse then at any cost.Many many lives have been saved already and will be in future.

    Suresh Tuesday, 08 December 2015 07:33 PM

    Ask your drivers to obey the law common to all motorists.

    shane Wednesday, 09 December 2015 06:07 AM

    I never thought this is something that would be coming under human rights. This shows how illiterate these people are. After driving like wild animals all over the show it is hard to stick to one lane and obey the law.

    hazzbuzz Wednesday, 09 December 2015 06:11 AM

    Oh no LPBOA, too bad you cant continue to kill innocent pedestrians and motorist anymore. goodluck trying to become desciplined.

    nad Tuesday, 08 December 2015 08:02 PM

    DO they care about road rules ?

    Lanka Tuesday, 08 December 2015 08:35 PM

    Here we go......go on strike......

    Ravi Wednesday, 09 December 2015 01:01 PM

    Police Should enforce the law strictly on Private bus drivers. We support for this law. we should ignore this idiot.

    Coconut Republic Wednesday, 09 December 2015 01:14 PM

    What do you expect from such morons

    Rhonda Taylor Wednesday, 09 December 2015 01:17 PM

    so they want the Ok to kill people on the roads in other words????

    Good Show By Gamunu Tuesday, 08 December 2015 09:39 PM

    Gemunu Get Lost.. We are safe now.....Complain to the Transport Minister who will enjoy sleeping ..

    Haran Tuesday, 08 December 2015 09:42 PM

    How dare he can request for this. First police should arrest all these people who just want to live as they want without obeying rules and regulations.

    The God Father Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:49 PM

    Will this moron ever understand the road discipline?

    nimal Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:53 PM

    Legal action against the traffic rules. New concept

    Sri Wickrama Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:55 PM

    People would ask to reintroduce white van in time to come.


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