A Gazette has been issued directing all trishaws to maintain a maximum speed limit of 40kmph, to use taximeters and to issue a detailed receipt on the request of the passenger with effect from October 1, Chairman of the National Council for Road Safety, Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said today.
According to the Gazette, which was issued by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva on Friday, the speed limit of the trishaws should be subjected to the provisions of the Motor Traffic (Speed Limits) Regulations of the Extraordinary Gazette No. 1763/26 of June 22, 2012.
Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said those violating the speed limit would be fined Rs.3,000 with an extra fine based on the speed limit would also came into effect via a separate gazette notice to be issued by the ministry at end of this month.
“Owner of a motor tricycle who uses such motor tricycle for the purpose of transportation of persons or goods for hire or otherwise shall fix a taximeter which shall be operational at all times,” it said.
According to the Gazette notice the trishaw driver is bound by law to issue a receipt indicating the distance travelled vehicle registration number, the amount charged and the date of the receipt. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Gazette No. 2035/51 - 2017 of September 08, 2017
Gazette No. 1763/26 of June 22, 2012