Driving Trishaw: NTC to study ban on age limit

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The Transport Ministry would appoint National Transport Security Commission to study and analyze the ban imposed on three-wheeler passenger transport, sources said.

The Government earlier considered banning the issuing of trishaw driving licence to persons less than 35 years of age.

The existing National Council for Road Security will function as the National Transport Security Commission for the relevant task, Deputy Transport Minister Ashok Abesinghe said.

“There are more than 700, 000 three-wheeler drivers below 35 years, while the total registered number of three-wheelers are 1, 200, 000,” according to the Chairman Sunil Jayawardena of the Self-employed Three Wheeler Drivers Union.

“The ban is still not in operation and the matter is being investigated and public opinion will also be entertained before coming to a solution,” the deputy minister said. (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

  Comments - 20

  • Dias Monday, 27 August 2018 08:01 AM

    3 wheelers are a bane on urban travelers......not only are they dangerous but they are completely disciplined.....they must be slowly done away with.....a strict age limit is a very good start!!

    mnsmart Monday, 27 August 2018 08:22 AM

    whether it's over 35 or under 35 is not the matter, please discipline them.

    Ravin Monday, 27 August 2018 09:03 AM

    The authorities should impose this ban considering the risk faced by the general publi.

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 27 August 2018 09:11 AM

    Get rid of this running death traps without any safety standards.There are now enough four-door compact cars with the latest environmental and safety standards at affordable prices available.

    Ramesh Monday, 27 August 2018 09:24 AM

    I think we should stop 3 wheeler on our Roads. They are into various frauds. Including drugs prostitution bad driving on the roads. they also use bad language

    Premawathie Tuesday, 28 August 2018 04:31 PM

    Aney Baba, Three wheeler may bring the prostitutes, but its the SUV and Pajero that collects them and takes them for some 'fun'. Grow up

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 27 August 2018 09:51 AM

    Very funny country, the Ministers wife may have had a dream to ban 3-wheelers and he comes to parliament and does that, now after the ban they are analyzing what this ban is all about. It is like a doctor who gets a patient with a stomach ache, so he operates and removes the stomach and later tries to diagnose why their was pain in the stomach.

    Nahfees Monday, 27 August 2018 09:55 AM

    Please introduce this legislation. Make the age limit to 25. We want educated younger generation equipped with quality skills. Provide opportunities to study after A/L's. bring in investments for them to be employed.

    Labby Monday, 27 August 2018 10:09 AM

    We thought that issue was sorted out already.

    Rasheed Monday, 27 August 2018 10:20 AM

    The concerned authorities should stay at the top of Wattarapola Road, Mount Lavinia between 5.30 and 7.30pm and see the they race for hire.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Monday, 27 August 2018 10:29 AM

    It won't happen. 700,000 three-wheeler drivers under the age of 35 means at least 2,800,000 voters including their wives and parents. No government will risk losing that number of votes at the next election.

    DnA Monday, 27 August 2018 12:57 PM

    Traffic regulation related to road safety should be implemented strictly to all including 3W drivers. Road safety could be achieved through imposing heavy fines on recluse and indiciplined driving.

    Dee Monday, 27 August 2018 01:34 PM

    Future news headlines. Day1. NTSC proposes that 3 wheelers should be regulated and drivers age limit increased, considering the socio/economic factors. Day2. Gazette noticing the regulation of 3 wheelers issued. Day3. Doctors, Conductors, railway, free university students, ceb, teachers etc. conduct 'joint' strike against the gazette notice. Day4. President 'Reverses' the Gazette notice.

    Concerned citizen Monday, 27 August 2018 01:44 PM

    It is not ethical to prevent 3-Wheel drivers below the age of 35 years of age. Surely, they also have already been given the right to drive the 3-wheelers. The authorities should arrange a scheme to Train all 3-wheel drivers, it does not matter whether they be under 35 or over 35, and issue them with a certificate of competence

    Banda Monday, 27 August 2018 02:21 PM

    Please ban importing this blady cheee wheels.

    Banda Monday, 27 August 2018 02:24 PM

    Because of this blady cheee wheels, disturb to otherMotorist please ban importing blady cheee wheels.

    Flamingo Monday, 27 August 2018 02:44 PM

    Just get rid of these dangerous third world scraps of metal. via DM Android App

    Cynical Tuesday, 28 August 2018 04:28 PM

    You are talking about the livelihood of over 1.5million drivers, and their families. If you dont like 3rd world, leave sri lanka.. because that's the ground reality.

    Sira Monday, 27 August 2018 05:11 PM

    3Wheelers can be regulated. Now every junction has a 3wheeler parks. Its hazard to verybody. Safety issues for everybody.

    Common Sense Tuesday, 28 August 2018 04:26 PM

    Why do we need a commission to decide? Please do NOT pay them anything to be in this commission. They spend months and months deliberating and no one follows any of their recommendations. But we are paying paying paying through our noses for these so called specialists. None of whom have driven a three wheeler!


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