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By Gandhya Senanayake

A new traffic control system (traffic lights) with a countdown has been implemented in several junctions in
Colombo to reduce traffic and accidents, more will be setup according to their necessity, the Special Commissioner for the Colombo Municipal Council Omar Kamil told Daily Mirror online
 

 

He added the new traffic control system was put in place after identifying junctions which were prone to more accidents and that the new more efficient traffic control system will be implemented in Colombo first and then probably be extended to other areas accordingly.

 

The CMC Commissioner also advised motorist to plan their journeys before hand to reduce the traffic rush and act with discipline when driving to make Colombo motorways less congested.  (Daily Mirror online)



 

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  • tarinda Saturday, 11 September 2010 09:02 AM

    Any one who is interested on the countdown in the second picture?

    Lanke Banda Saturday, 11 September 2010 09:55 AM

    Is this all about Beast & Beauty ?

    sw Friday, 10 September 2010 02:54 PM

    This is about the only good thing happening.

    rajitha Friday, 10 September 2010 02:56 PM

    thumbs up if you think the lady in the second picture will not make it over to the other side in 2 seconds

    Delgoda Friday, 10 September 2010 02:59 PM

    This system is long over due. When I returned to SL I was telling this over and over to save life.That is30 years a go. When I try to cross at a crossing for the car to stop.My Brother asked me how long I am going to wait and how long my holidays were.? If they do not stop fine them and give Dr's treatment.Good luck to this project. Next should be this Private DRs. Make them work in the Govt Hospital not private pratice.

    Ranjith Friday, 10 September 2010 03:08 PM

    The count down system is the real humanity as it hels to be dignified than get insulted.

    prasanna athukorala Friday, 10 September 2010 03:18 PM

    Wow who is this beauty?

    shameer Friday, 10 September 2010 04:12 PM

    Also we want a Police that takes preventive action against motorists; and not play hide & seek fine motorists....

    Musthafa Friday, 10 September 2010 04:24 PM

    Count down system should be for vehicles as well for them to know how long they have to wait until start and go. This you will see in many countries.

    Deepal Friday, 10 September 2010 04:52 PM

    There is always enough cops to stop opposition protest marches, but never enough to control traffic. Especially the buses which race each other.

    Suresh Friday, 10 September 2010 05:10 PM

    However the Sri Lankan President can now function with out count down

    Tharaka Chanaka Friday, 10 September 2010 05:38 PM

    Can that lady cross the other side in those remaining 2 seconds???...now that's jay walking!

    Dilan Friday, 10 September 2010 07:02 PM

    Better try to contribute to the development efforts by actually doing something!

    lucky Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:16 PM

    Countdown system is good for the motorist's, since at different traffic lights the amber (yellow) changes at different intervals. There is no uniformity. However, unless and until a penalty is imposed on pedestrians who cross the road aginst the signals the major issue will not be resolved. In fact this results in many motor accidents (collisions) too.

    sam the man Friday, 10 September 2010 09:27 PM

    This system is useless if people don't follow it. First of all discipline them, otherwise its useless.

    Ronnie Saturday, 11 September 2010 02:40 PM

    In Sri Lanka, whatever a woman does is Wrong. You insecure men need to grow up and become real men. Women are free to behave as they want. Who are we to judge?

    Anver Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:06 AM

    The new system will work well if they are implemented on government politicians as well.

    Ranjth Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:47 AM

    Special commissioner,

    There is no pedestrian crossing at colpetty junction to cross the Dharmapala road. The pedestrians are at great risk

    Geronimo Saturday, 11 September 2010 02:01 AM

    What about the 'Jaywalking' rule? Was it a success?

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 11 September 2010 02:49 AM

    For some everything points to a Dystopian state and for some an Utopian state; result of looking through coloured glasses; unavoidable human tendancy?

    Manike Saturday, 11 September 2010 02:51 AM

    Same time we must train our children. There should be class teacher's time for the students and class teacher should talk about these type of things and positive thinking.

    Enrico Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:26 AM

    All these systems will not have any effect if you do not take strong measures to educate the public and drivers on how they should you use it! People often cross the roads, specially in the busy Fort area, at pedestrian crossings irrespective of whether the light is green or red for them. Similarly, many drivers, specially, three wheelers, private bus drivers and government vehicles ignore the traffic light system and drive through. This is the main cause for accidents etc.

    Helasebala Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:43 AM

    This new system is timely..as the "days of the whole nation are numbered"..

    Prince Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:53 AM

    This is a very good move.Unfortunately people in srilanka are so ignorant and cross the road irrespective of the sign.this system is very effective in the west/Northe america.To make this a success people should also be educated and at the same time a penalty system should also be introduced to catch and punish the wrong doers

    Tharaka Chanaka Saturday, 11 September 2010 04:21 AM

    The traffic lights in front of the Dehiwala Municipality is simply ignored by all motorist...red or green, the traffic simply goes...well said Sam the man.

    Defender Saturday, 11 September 2010 04:31 AM

    If CMC is doing its duty to a satisfactory level, Miracle of Asia will begin from Colombo!

    Prasanna Aryaprema Saturday, 11 September 2010 04:47 AM

    I have seen them working fine where it is installed. The problem is that there is a policeman underneath the traffic light controlling traffic. It appears that a section of police is unaware of how to implement the concept. Instead of controlling traffic standing under the traffic light they should stand by the road side and book the errand drivers and of course JAY WALKERS. it is a pity police is trying to bring in road discipline only by booking the driverswhile jay walking is happening under their nose

    Helasebala Saturday, 11 September 2010 04:48 AM

    Other Asians should see Sri Lanka as a miracle at some point of time in future..for that we should work hard..We cannot blame others or expect others to do it for us...let us start with WALKING ON RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD..let us commit to it & practice it for one month..the whole nation..others will follow suit

    Robinson Saturday, 11 September 2010 05:54 AM

    Hats off to the authorities. We should have a system to fine the pedestrians too, not only motorists. See how ignorant this lady is or may be she doesn't care and have regard to the motorists. Pedestrians too should be educated to follow the rules specially in Sri Lanka.

    sw Saturday, 11 September 2010 05:55 AM

    Yes, they must install crossings before someone gets killed.

    pwc Saturday, 11 September 2010 05:56 AM

    Walk like in a fashion show, as only 2 second left even !!!


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