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The investigations into the motor accidents of the past few months reveal that most of them were caused due to cyclists riding in the night without lamps and tail lights.

Hence an awareness programme for the cyclists, on the dangers of riding minus lights is to be conducted by the police with immediate effect.

Commencing October 01, 2011 stern legal action would be instituted against those riding bicycles without lights and tail lights in the night, Prishantha Jayakody, the Police Media Spokesperson said.

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  • sparks Wednesday, 31 August 2011 08:01 AM

    before 1970's their was law against riding bicycles double and without lights. That was the time when respectable legislators were found in parliament and the police were competent and professional. After the buffaloes from the village took over our legislature, even such simple laws have been thrown out.

    Bernard. Wednesday, 31 August 2011 08:53 AM

    Traffic police ignore bycycles without lights, overtaking from the lefthand side. The 500 rupee note comes from double line and single line crossing which is absurd without taking the situation in to consideration

    gad Wednesday, 31 August 2011 09:23 AM

    Very good. What about heavy flashing headlamps of some vehicles?

    Gomida J. Wednesday, 31 August 2011 10:18 AM

    The people who drives on Galle Road in nights experienced this since many years back, along with other factors like drunk cyclists and motorbikes in town areas, 3 wheelers and motorcycles pulling in from urban gravel roads to main road (Galle Road) to high speed traffic at high speed without even worrying to look, vehicles driving at night with one burnt headlamp, vehicles going at 10kmph in a double lined 70kmph limited road making the drivers behind frustated, stopping the vehicles just besides a double line so we can overtake them if we are willing to pay the fines, headon overtakes without proper distance or speed management... and many more etc s.

    Tma Wednesday, 31 August 2011 10:30 AM

    It should be made compulsory for cyclist to have lights after 7pm at night. A law should be enacted.


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