Police to strictly implement carriageway laws

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Regulations applicable to carriageways will be strictly implemented for a week (April 6 to 10) in several areas in Colombo, police said.  

Police said adherence of the law would decrease traffic congestion in the city. The law will be implemented as a pilot project and thereafter fully implemented.    
Motorists will not be allowed to cross lanes arbitrarily and will have to strictly adhere to rules and regulation pertaining to driving in single lanes. The Department stressed that legal action will be taken against motorists who break this law.  

The pilot project will be implemented from Moratuwa to NSA Roundabout of Galle Face Green on the Galle Road, Kollupitiya to Bammbalapitiya on the Duplication Road (R.A. De Mel Mawatha) Borella Senanayeka Junction to Polduwa on the Sri Jayawardanapura Road, Peliyagoda to Kiribathgoda on the Kandy road and Peliyagoda to Negambo on the Wattala Road. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • lenkact Sunday, 05 April 2015 04:36 PM

    What happened to helmet law now?

    k.soysa Sunday, 05 April 2015 04:37 PM

    I like to see the faces of the private bus operators! The way to deal with this is by strictly adhering to the departure and arrival schedule of buses. Also, motor bikes and three-wheelers. THEN we will se better traffic movements.

    Oldie Sunday, 05 April 2015 04:35 PM

    Long overdue. If Police can do this genuinly there wont b blocks on roads. Bus drivers and tuk-tuks r the main culprits. via DM Android App

    Mm Sunday, 05 April 2015 04:49 PM

    Era has changed, but between parliament and kotte road to Colombo stretch they still drive the same way!

    shakir Sunday, 05 April 2015 04:53 PM

    Ratmalana is the worstest area. Galle, Matara, Thangalla bus drivers are not at all worried about pedestrians.

    Anticleon Sunday, 05 April 2015 05:27 PM

    So what happens to a CTB bus caught behind a 155?

    perera Monday, 06 April 2015 07:57 AM

    Excellent job if it continues. The Three wheeler

    shan Monday, 06 April 2015 09:12 AM

    Above all need to prohibit heavy vehicles movement in the city during day time. Such as lorrys or trailers.

    ram Sunday, 05 April 2015 10:06 AM

    If police implement basic traffic law on roads likes stopping buses anywhere to pickup and drop passengers, sudden turn by 3 wheeler for passenger hunting, parking vehicles on no parking area, on bus stop etc. specially all school bus/van and private vehicles who parks during school hours on the main road covering 2 lanes completely violating traffic law. In Wellawatte non of the bus halt is used for bus stop. many hotels/eating houses convert the bus halt for their customer. police receive periodical bribe and not taking action on them

    Ashaan Sunday, 05 April 2015 10:16 AM

    The Police needs to discipline the mighty private bus drivers and the nasty 3wheel drivers on the road who have no sense of road rules and manners..... the galle road will be free of congesion if the busses pulled in to the bays at the bus halts rather than stoping on the road....why do police officers look the other way when the bus drivers do these insane moves right in front of their eyes???

    Bala Sunday, 05 April 2015 10:22 AM

    Excellent if this is done regularly. I have seen a 154 route bus in which I was in going across all lanes from left to right from W.watte till B.talle road at breakneck speed in the daytime. Not a single Police officer in sight but they very good at hanging around corner junctions to catch motorists

    Mm Sunday, 05 April 2015 10:24 AM

    Make sure the politicians stop driving in this manner tooting and flashing lights and jumping lanes driving cars bought by tax payers money!!

    Lawry Monday, 06 April 2015 03:36 PM

    154 bus crawls inch by inch from mount Lavinia to w,atte daily

    prasanna Sunday, 05 April 2015 12:39 PM

    excellent... No need of pilot project.... just make it happen all year round forever...

    LF Sunday, 05 April 2015 01:08 PM

    Excellent if we implemented. But doubt it whether it can be applied along Galle Road mainly between Moratuwa to Golumadama Jnc

    ranga Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:06 PM

    Some people will be extremely happy...

    shantha Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:11 PM

    Flve inciuding babies on one motorcycle and people unable to cross the road even at pedestrian crossing?

    ļMevan Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:22 PM

    That era is now gone. Keep check on bus drivers and 3 wheelers.

    zuh Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:29 PM

    traffic police should have more powers to implement strick actions via DM Android App

    Giabao Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:36 PM

    This is not practical until they strictly impose rules on buses and bus halts. Often traffic congestion are caused by buses and bus halts.

    Ron Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:41 PM

    No such regulation will ever succeed in realising its objective with theSri Lankan Police steeped in corruption. It will only lead filling the pockets of traffic policemen. Further, they are scared of, private bus and/or three wheeler owners.

    chandler Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:45 PM

    Younger generations grown up not seeing driving to law, probably not aware of what.s been talking about. Therefore, it is important to run a "Awareness Campaign" through TV and print media, will no doubt be beneficial to all.

    Euclid Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:56 PM

    Traffic manners or social etiquette has to taught at primary school. We Sri Lankans do not how to walk on the road, drive, sit in a bus or train. This applies to the people in tie.

    Indika Sunday, 05 April 2015 02:54 PM

    this is a very gd move.I hope this includes restriction of heavy vehicles3wheelers & other slow moving vehicles to left lanes limiting one vehicle to one lane & punishing those who create 23 raws in between lanes sp motorcyclists n 3w by overtaking from left punishing bus drvs who stop in the middle of the lanes haphazardly punishing those who dont adhere to corect lane & punishing pedestrians crossing roads haphazardly.

    Further I feel we need a change in attitude of drivers to give way for fast moving vehicles sp when they are using the right side lanes. via DM Android App

    Magedaragamage Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:26 PM

    I see some constructive comments from readers. More than Colombo area, these rules should be implemented in the rest of the country in order to save lives

    Veritas Sunday, 05 April 2015 03:58 PM

    This is fine. But, the root cause is DEEPLY ingrained in the Sri Lankan psyche. When people learn that they have to wait their turn, all of this will change. The police effort will do nothing to change the psyche.


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