Cops in disguise to track down undisciplined motorists

2017-09-22 22:44:14

A special programme will be initiated from tomorrow to track down undisciplined motorists within the Colombo City limits, police said.

Police media spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said according to the programme, police officers in civvies would travel in ordinary vehicles covering several areas within the city limits and will observe the motorists' behaviour.

He said details of undisciplined motorists would be informed to the police officers in the official outfit on road duties and thereafter those vehicles would be stopped and proceed with legal action.

SP Gunasekara said that the programme was initiated in a bid to reduce road accidents by creating disciplined motorists. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  Comments - 13

  • ceylon Saturday, 23 September 2017 10:03

    more than trafic the most traitorous crime is drugs.catch these criminals but not from the bottom but from the top.before and now top of government are drug criminals. via DM Android App

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    pradeep Saturday, 23 September 2017 10:22

    cant't you just install more CCTV cameras and catch the culprits with evidence.This is done in many developed countries.Deploying police in civvies will only encourage more bribe taking and would be a drain on manpower

    Reply : 0       14

    Gajaba Saturday, 23 September 2017 11:12

    Bus lines were created. But other vehicles on Galle Road use that space to park their cars while Cops are day dreaming. The public also should be given access to complain on such cases and Police officers not doing their job should be prosecuted too.......when will the Police take action against the wrong use of headlights at night? Cops them self don't know the rules 100% and are very very weak in road ethics.......when will these be given attention?? Police.......please answer.....

    Reply : 1       9

    S de Silva Saturday, 23 September 2017 11:51

    Something that should have been implemented long time back! GOOD MOVE! Also pls take dash-cam videos as evidence like some developed countries do.

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    Rosanna Saturday, 23 September 2017 11:56

    How many road deaths are there in Colombo? This should happen on roads like the Kandy Colombo and other upcountry roads where the idiot drivers play russian roulette with other road users lives. What's the use of disguises when the Uniformed police turn a blind eye to traffic violations?

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    Archimedes Saturday, 23 September 2017 12:00

    This is another gimmick for people who have to obey the law. Will the police stop the queue jumping of the provincial councilor, MP, minister, permanent secretary of ministries? Will they stop the private buses queue jumping?

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    isail Saturday, 23 September 2017 13:24

    If properly done without any bribe taking by police all the bus drivers and three wheel drivers will have to face courts

    Reply : 0       3

    ali Saturday, 23 September 2017 13:52

    Why in civvies? Motorists behave undisciplined in front of police in uniform. Just teach them to do the duty in uniform, and that will avoid these dramas in civvies. Keep your civvies for more serious crimes being committed in the country

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    Dee12 Saturday, 23 September 2017 15:33

    good move. The vehicles could have been stopped by the policemen in mufti themselves if we are able to put a stop to all kinds of idiots using those police-type lights on cars, to make themselves feel important.

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    Sambo Saturday, 23 September 2017 20:17

    Every one knows who and what LK is.

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    Thepanis Saturday, 23 September 2017 21:47

    Very good initiative provided that this is strictly implemented in mockery land. Why only in CMB. They should be on all major roads to check on mad ass bus drivers and dumb tuk tuk drivers!

    Reply : 1       1

    SeriouSena Saturday, 23 September 2017 21:54

    Again our INGENIOUS police farce at work! Can disguise to catch undisciplined motorists but cannot disguise and go undercover to catch criminals that are worse.

    Reply : 1       2

    ceylon Sunday, 24 September 2017 18:33

    whoever never vote for governmenttrafic police vote because government increase a lot of opportunities them to make big money. via DM Android App

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