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18 November 2016 08:52 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Legal age limit for trishaw drivers who provide public transport should be increased to 25, Chairman of the National Council for Road Safety, Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said today.

He said those who were below 25 years of age should not be allowed to transport people considering the safety of the passengers.

Responding to a question, Mr. Kodagoda said a probation period of at least two years should also be given to them.

He said the National Council for Road Safety would inform the relevant government authorities to work on their proposal regarding the age limit.

“This proposal is to ensure the safety of the passengers because many of the fatal  accidents involving three-wheelers have been driven by drivers below 25,” he said.

 

Video by Indika Sri Aravinda

 

  Comments - 9

  • Madiya Friday, 18 November 2016 09:04 PM

    Makes little sense and most of these fellows do not have a license to drive three wheelers.

    Sarath Saturday, 19 November 2016 10:18 PM

    The Authorities cannot allow the Roads in our Ciies to be cogged up with ever increasing number of Trishaws. In addition to their dangerous driving habits the time has come when some drivers cannot make a living driving these.The CMC must make start in controlling the numbers these Roads can handle. Perhaps the CMC or the RDA must bring these Trishaw drivers in for refresher courses on Road rules and road safety.The private bus drivers and owners say RS. 2,500 is to great a fine to levy for minor infringements. Firstly, if you don't break the rules you won't be fined. Secondly, minor infringements often do cause major incidents and death. These operatives want to be allowed to break traffic rules and be let off lightly. Isn't it about time the authorities took a firm stand on this matter.

    Don Saturday, 19 November 2016 08:32 AM

    Another bad move and government will have to provide jobs to these youths. Punish the errant drivers incrementally to the number of rules broken. Hurt the pocket and make money for the government. via DM Android App

    kumar Saturday, 19 November 2016 08:41 AM

    Also the maximum speed limit for three wheeler to be imposed as 40 km/H

    David G A Saturday, 19 November 2016 08:53 AM

    Prudent and timely move.

    Amila Saturday, 19 November 2016 09:49 AM

    Good explanation. Pls implement this

    Sambo Saturday, 19 November 2016 10:16 AM

    Increase the age level to 35, have a maximum speed limit and increase the penalties to bring law @ order. Today every one wants to be a three wheeler drive as its the most easy

    Palitha Saturday, 19 November 2016 10:30 AM

    All these rules will not help. To stop accidents make sure all have the handle locks. Also speed controls to be fitted at point of sale which should not be adjustable.

    Eng.M.V.R.Perera Saturday, 19 November 2016 11:20 AM

    Please give correct statistics How many 3 wheel drivers are there under 25 years then compare it with the percentage of drivers making fatal accidents


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