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Drunk drivers beware this season: Police

22 December 2011 09:51 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The police warned drivers not to drive after consuming alcohol during the Christmas and New Year season. If found they will be dealt severely by the traffic police.

These steps are taken as the number of road accidents have increased significantly due to speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said that they will take more action against such traffic offenders. “Eight to 10 accidents take place daily in Sri Lanka due to these reasons,” he said.

Drivers are now more concerned with their driving habits following the strict enforcement of traffic laws with the sole intention of reducing the number of road accidents and maintaining disciplined driving habits among motorists and riders, he said.

The police also said that they will be making round-the-clock detections and will have surprise traffic operations to track traffic offenders on a daily basis.

SP Rohana said that the public will also have to park their cars in car parks while engaging in shopping for the season. “Their cars will be towed to nearby police stations if not,” he said. (Supun Dias)

  Comments - 8

  • Kangarro Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:56 AM

    YA the law should be equal to everyone Even for Police vehicles

    Nodrog Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:13 AM

    make sure this rule is for one and all irrespective of status or connections of the culprits

    bis Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:44 AM

    why only for this season? It should every time.

    kondebendapucheena Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:33 PM

    All over the world similar problem during X mas

    Fair N Square Thursday, 22 December 2011 05:53 PM

    IF and when caught, revoke the l license and send em to jail... ONLY then will they realise the harm it can cause. The victim of an accident may be the sole bread winner of a family... a father, a son, a mother, a daughter who support a family to survive.. These ppl drink to fall and dont know the gravity of damage they cause ... and worse off they bribe relevent officials and get away....

    Lame Joker Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:53 PM

    "... If found they will be dealt severely by the traffic police..."
    -That means do we have to pay more for bribes ?? :P

    xlntgson Friday, 23 December 2011 08:01 AM

    "Drink, don't drive; drive, don't drink"
    Is the slogan valid, still? See, the rate of accidents.

    Dee Friday, 23 December 2011 09:02 AM

    Good. also discipline the bus drivers and 3 wheel drivers. they are more dangeorous.

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