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Police will conduct a special traffic programme today with the support of the Ceylon Motor Trading Company to nab reckless and drivers who violate traffic and lane rules in the Colombo city, Police spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said.

He said the traffic police officers had been instructed to inform the Colombo City Traffic Police headquarters of any vehicles observed to be violating road rules or traffic lane rules, where cases would be filed against the drivers concerned.

Civil traffic police officers will travel around the Colombo City in 10 vehicles provided by the Ceylon Motor Trading Company.

“The officers provided with walkie-talkies for communication to keep contact with the Colombo City Traffic Police headquarters and they will inform the headquarters about any vehicle violating the road rules or traffic lane rules,” he said.

The civil traffic police officer will be summoned as a witness if any cases are filed in courts against driver who infringe traffic and lane rules.

Charge sheets and fines will also be issued on drivers who violate road rules where possible, with the rest being referred to courts.  

The programme will also be conducted around the island in the near future, the spokesman also said.

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  • ram Friday, 05 May 2017 08:11 AM

    Vehicles are parked on for three lane on Sinsapa Road and Rohini Rolad both are Private Road. Vehicles parked by non residents of the roads and only one can move at a time due to parked vehicles. many times wellawatte traffic police informed. let start implement the traffic law on this road.

    pub lic Friday, 05 May 2017 08:15 AM

    While taking lot of effort to nab traffic law brackers and fine them isnt it fair to launch mass media campaign to educate the public on traffic rules and laws..... so less ppl tempt to break them Since some in our countries driving community dont even know the need to dim their vehicles head lights to on coming traffic OR why multiple lanes exist in roads and trying to move in all lanes 20-30 kmph ... isnt constent driver education is a nessisity to avoid traffic law violations while trying to catch who break them and fine via DM Android App

    jaypee Friday, 05 May 2017 08:27 AM

    One day is not enough, it has to be everyday. Anyway while coming to office in the morning I saw more than 100 violators mainly buses and Trishaws but did not see a single was apprehended.

    Dlan Friday, 05 May 2017 08:36 AM

    There should be a way for the public to report crazy drivers where the Police can follow up and take action.

    JAN Thursday, 04 May 2017 07:04 PM

    Well done but this Law applicable to all citizens please dont bend law via DM Android App

    ceylon Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:47 PM

    stop jokes.catch the contract killers.organized criminals.kudu leaders. via DM Android App

    nimmi Thursday, 04 May 2017 01:57 PM

    Hats off for the officer who has this idea

    DJ Friday, 05 May 2017 01:13 AM

    It's a good thing that the Police can now witness for thems elves how the huge busses try to run down everyone on the road and also the three wheelers creeping from every nook and cornee forcing drivers to deviate their lanes. Also pls drive on the highways to Kandy, Kurunegala etc and see for how long you can drive without been forced to cross the white line.

    gdj100 Thursday, 04 May 2017 02:27 PM

    Much needed enforcement in Sri Lanka. I hope this takes effect in the best possible way and help discipline the drivers.

    RohanS Thursday, 04 May 2017 02:33 PM

    What about all the smoke belching vehicles? Of recent times, there are far too many of these belching vehicles on the roads with Police turning a blind eye on!

    Shelly. Thursday, 04 May 2017 03:38 PM

    Also fix cameras at rail crossings. POLICE will be able to fine very many undisciplined motorcyclists and tuk tuk drivers who get closer to barrier on the wrong side making things worse. via DM Android App


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