Radar guns to check speeding vehicles will come into operation after the sign boards indicating the speed limits are put up, the Police Headquarters said today.
Clarifying the recent reports on speed limits, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said the traffic police would not be allowed to prosecute speeding motorists without proper confirmation of a vehicle’s speed.
“According to some media reports police officers will continue to prosecute drivers, who break speed limits without using the speed guns. The report is misleading because motorists can’t be prosecuted without confirming the speed with the use of a speed gun,” SSP Rohana said.
A few days ago the Police announced that speed guns would not be used as evidence to charge reckless driving.
In a 2008 judgement, the Supreme Court directed the law on speeding should only be implemented after sign boards indicating the speed limits are put up in a manner that is visible to road users.
Traffic Police: No more speed guns