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New traffic fines from Sunday, 10 more offences included

2018-07-11 09:26:24
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The number traffic offences that deserve fines has been increased from July 15 which includes ten new offences, the Director of Traffic Administration and Road Safety SP Indika Hapugoda said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said the present number of 23 traffic offences had been increased to 33 with spot fines.

About 100,000 Police fine books had already been sent for printing.“10,000 books have been delivered to 489 Police Stations in 42 Police Divisions,” he said.

Traffic fines for additional offences had been amended to Rs.1,000 as a minimum fine and a maximum of Rs.3,000. “The fine for breaking speed limits has been increased to Rs.3,000 from Rs.1,000. The high speed fine will have to be paid within 14 days; after 14 days the offender will have to pay double,” SP Hapugoda said.

“The traffic fines would be implemented following an Extraordinary Gazette notification that was issued on January 15. “It was not implemented until now and would come into operation on July 15. Fines going upto Rs.25,000 for seven traffic offences such as drunk driving will be added as spot fines after receiving Cabinet approval,” he said.

The fines applicable to the carriage of persons in excess of authorized number in private coaches and of goods other than personal luggage in motor cars or private coaches, carriage of persons or passengers in excess, authorized number of goods other than personal luggage in omnibuses, Carriage on lorry or motor-tricycle van of goods in excess of the maximum load or maximum axle load, exceeding the number of persons carried in a lorry and failure to carry the emission certificate or fitness certificate of a vehicle has been revised to Rs. 500. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

The spot fines for relevant provision act are as follows

 


  Comments - 21

  • Anil Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:23

    Yesterday Fuel,today fines better not run the vehicles n come to the road n send this government HOME soon.Really miserable

    Reply : 77       29

    Someone Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:42

    What's wrong with increasing fines?

    Reply : 8       77

    jamXboree Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:10

    Only an ignoramus would willingly step onto the road where offenders are charged lightly.

    Reply : 0       49

    lankan Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:31

    more earning for the police, during postal strike, they earned a lot!

    Reply : 2       29

    Ranjit Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:33

    More bribes to the police !!!

    Reply : 14       31

    Premawathie Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:03

    Dont give bribes. Thats all. Thats the only way to stop the bribing. If people are honest and accept the fault, there is no need to bribe anyone. Just pay the fine or drive carefully

    Reply : 0       25

    Premalal Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:40

    There will also be an increase in Police bribes as well although not Gazetted. Who Polices the Police is a good question.

    Reply : 4       19

    Ruwan Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:42

    Wanting to carry the emission certificate is like asking you to carry the birth certificate. Afterall revenue licence is issued only if the emission certificate is there. Don’t they know it.

    Reply : 1       43

    Rasheed Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:30

    Yes true, but there are instances where they have issued Licence without Green test and also some get the test passed after bribing.

    Reply : 7       17

    Sonali Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:56

    This is a joke. Max penalty Rs3000.00? This is what penalties should be. http://www.mylicence.sa.gov.au/road-rules/offences-and-penalties

    Reply : 1       11

    Premawathie Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:06

    No use applying dollar rates here, my dear. Those fines are for people who earn in dollars. When you are in Australia and earn approx $600-1000 a week, these fines can easily be paid - plus they are also able to pay in installments (From someone who lived there for 17 years) A spot fine is one that you have to pay in 14 days

    Reply : 1       4

    Independant Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:01

    Soooo If I drive 10 km over the limit or 50 km over the limit, it is the same fine Rs3000. Ha ha ha

    Reply : 1       14

    Omar Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:21

    A person who can’t pay on time because he doesn’t have money then he should pay double good joke

    Reply : 6       2

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:08

    The penalties for traffic offenses where people could be injured or killed, such as speeding, wrong overtaking or overloading of vehicles must be punished with at least 25000 Rs and 3 months driving license withdrawal. By repeating the offense double the penalty and the third time the license should be withdrawn for 5 years.

    Reply : 0       20

    Senior Sri Lankan Wednesday, 11 July 2018 12:04

    THIS TO POLICE TRAFFIC OFFICERS.YOU ARE ALLOWING ALL MOTOR CYCLES RIDERS TO CARRY THREE PERSONS OR FOUR ON THEIR MOTOR CYCLE THE MOTOR CYCLE IS MANUFACTURED ONLY FOR A PILLION RIDER WITH THE RIDER CARRYING MORE THAN THE PILLION RIDER IS TOTALLY A TRAFFIC OFFENCE, THERE MANY INNOCENT CHILDREN DIE ON ACCIDENT BY RIDING AS A THIRD PERSON ON THE PILLION.ALSO PLEASE NOTE NO RIDER SHOULD BE ALLOW ED TO RIDE A MOTOR CYCLE WEARING SLIPPERS ITS AN OFFENCE WORLD WIDE WHY IS OUR SRI LANKAN POLICE NOT IMPLEMENTING THESE LAWS OUR MINISTERS GOOD FOR NOTHING AS THEY WISH TO FILL THEIR POCKETS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE THEY DO NOT KNOW THE LAW. RIDING MOTOR CYCLE WEARING SLIPPERS AND CARING ANY ONE OTHER THAN A PILLION RIDER IS A SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENCE WORLD WIDE FOR YOUR INFORMATION PLEASE.

    Reply : 3       29

    Patriot Wednesday, 11 July 2018 12:23

    Please publish full list in all newspapers.

    Reply : 0       19

    Flanker Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:21

    Does this rule imply to the so called ministries and politicians as their escort jeeps/cars drives recklessly followed by the politicians vehicles...

    Reply : 0       11

    Jayamini Perera Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:44

    What about the overload private buses?

    Reply : 0       19

    Omar Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:16

    Shame on them What a business

    Reply : 0       4

    ranjith chandrasekera Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:14

    Rs 1000 to 3000 is nothing much for the traffic offences. What should be introduced is the point system for driving license holders, To begin with, driver should be given merit points for e.g.. 12 merit points to maintain good driving record. Thereafter depending upon the offences the fines and demerit points will be added to the driver's licence. Once the merit points exhausted automatic suspension of licence for a period of one year will come to effect. In case of drink driving, speeding or reckless driving causing loss of human or animal life could face a long term suspension or cancel driving licence for life with appropriate jail term and minimum fine of Rs 25,000. For those who could afford a meal at a five star hotel a Rs 3000.00 fine is much less than what spend for a basic meal. Police target mostly the motorcyclists, three wheelers and commercial vehicle drivers and avoid reaching the super vehicle drivers in fear of reprisal. Most bus drivers fines paid by their owners.

    Reply : 0       5

    Upul Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:29

    These fines are implemented for the road users to use it in a safer and disciplined manner. These will not apply to decent drivers who use the road safely. The implementation is OK as long as the police do not take bribes and let the culprits go free.

    Reply : 0       9

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