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Legal action has been taken against 155 drivers who violated traffic regulations applicable to the Southern Expressway for the last 15 days after the opening of the highway for traffic.

Police said the drivers concerned were charged for excessive speed, causing accident due to reckless driving and violating other traffic regulations. 

The Traffic Division is carrying on continuous checks on the instructions of Director Eric Perera to ensure safe driving and to prevent accidents on the expressway. (K. Buddhika Kumarasiri)

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  • Jey Friday, 16 December 2011 03:51 AM

    MW: It was good you didnt stop. Just you lost your bumper a bit. If you have stopped, someone might smashed from behind.

    Nodrog Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:06 PM

    Good job. If only the police were as vigilant on the other roads as well there will be fewer accidents. Keep this up and make the E01 safer. It was a pleasure driving on it and so much more less stressful than using the Galle Rd. to go to Galle and back.

    MW Thursday, 15 December 2011 01:05 PM

    A tip to avoid accidents : when you see a dog ahead just stop and wait till it goes away !. I couldn't do that so ended up in damaging the buffer.

    Anu Thursday, 15 December 2011 01:09 PM

    Its HIGH time people learn road manners and courtesy when driving on a HWY.My car- my road does not exist.Govt should educate people by showing it on TV,how in other countries ppl drive.Its a new thing to SL but our PPL need to change too..Traffic law should be the No 1 priority to educate and correct PPL.Hopefully they will learn.Good work Srilanka

    Aristotle Thursday, 15 December 2011 02:41 PM

    Sri Lanka should start from basics. Get the motorist to use the normal roads in a civilized manner. Then the expressway? We all start from basic and go on ....

    Kangarro Thursday, 15 December 2011 08:29 AM

    That s good but make sure you continue this way

    nipuna seneviratne Thursday, 15 December 2011 08:51 AM

    Why no apply same rule to the normal main roads and strictly adhere to the road traffic act?
    How many lives lost in a day in those roads now?
    NS

    Kolitha Fernando Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:08 AM

    Yeah. I have seen some crazy drivers in last few days. They don't know the distances need to keep in between cars.
    I think road looks really good and they have to implement 110 zones and 90 zones for the safety of the drivers.
    they must reduce the speed to 90 close to all the bridges and allow drivers to drive max. of 110kmph.
    It is also must to punish the drivers who do not drive on left lane unless overtaking a vehicle.

    Fair N Square Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:27 AM

    IF one can refrain from failing to avoid an accident, there is NO accident in the fisrt place....

    Speeding and disobeying traffic laws need to be taken to task...IF damage is done to the Highway, the vehicles should be released ONLY after payment of damages caused.....

    shanthi Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:55 AM

    fair N square , we need the same laws to be enforced to the whole island , for example galle raod with private coaches.

    Sinbad Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:55 AM

    The Traffic Police should start enforcing discipline in Colombo City. If motorists are prosecuted for breaches of lane discipline and non-use of traffic signals, there would be no problem on the Expressway! How frequently do we see vehicles moving from one lane to another without any signals! Drivers who form extra lanes, through sheer selfishness should be penalised for obstructing traffic!

    Chandra Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:58 AM

    Very good! The law should be applied on the roads everywhere. Then will be thousends of culprits a day, and the Government can earn lot of mony. This will definitly improve the traffic discipline.

    psunil Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:59 AM

    Driving without brakes, lights....?

    fanam Thursday, 15 December 2011 10:52 AM

    Does this mean that more education required to the general public on how to drive in motorways/highways?


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