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A jay walker who crossed the road away from a pedestrian crossing was fined Rs.100 by the Colombo Traffic Court Magistrate today.

The jay walker Mohamed Ansar Mohamed Musthafa was produced before the Colombo Traffic Court Magistrate Jeyaram Trotsky by the Metropolitan Traffic Police and submitted that the accused was arrested while going across the road without using the pedestrian crossing.

The police said they are conducting classes for those who violate the pedestrian crossing law to educate them on the road rules. Yet the accused when asked to come for the classes on Sunday had ignored it and did not attend the class.

The police said it is an offence to cross the road within 50 metres from a pedestrian crossing without using it. The Magistrate fined the accused Rs.100 and warned him to abide by the road rules. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

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  • MahaRaja Monday, 26 September 2011 09:02 AM

    what about the vehicles who do not stop at pedestrian crossings? When are they getting classes? especially the luxury cars all "tinted" the Private buses and the 3 wheelers?

    christo Monday, 26 September 2011 09:04 AM

    100 Rupees fine? I am sure the man will do the same thing again. Fines must be a deterrent and not symbolic or a joke.

    Ajantha Dissanayake Monday, 26 September 2011 09:10 AM

    This meager fine is a contempt of the court and the people who enacted the rule. Why it is just Rs. 100. It should have been Rs. 1000.

    DHA Monday, 26 September 2011 09:14 AM

    Good move....

    Abdul Monday, 26 September 2011 10:10 AM

    good move indeed, but Rs.100/- and your name on papers, a very mean deal, how much he paid for his lawyer? I think this should happen all over Colombo.

    the lion Monday, 26 September 2011 10:12 AM

    Dang para panalath hamarai

    xlngson Monday, 26 September 2011 10:13 AM

    One person who was given fine ticket did't go to court out of fear but later when appeared before court he was fined 1500/- and the contempt of court case is still on!

    Jaywalker Monday, 26 September 2011 10:11 AM

    Fine = Rs 100/=
    Lawyer's fee = Rs 2000/=

    Fair N Square Monday, 26 September 2011 10:36 AM

    u dont need a lawyer BUT the magistrates hand over a bigger fine IF u dont have a lawyer to represent u....... They want the profession to be passed down the generation.... Most western countries u can self represent.... in minor cases and IF u are competent with the law u can self represent in major cases as well.....

    Fair N Square Monday, 26 September 2011 10:30 AM

    Para paninna oney Zeebra crossing eke .....

    sunny Tuesday, 27 September 2011 06:27 AM

    Policemen got another opening to ask for bribes

    Najeeb Monday, 26 September 2011 11:00 AM

    I have noticed, bus stands and buses being parked on pedestrian crossings. What has the authorities to say about this? This is against traffic rules. People find difficult to get to the other side of the road when these buses are parked on pedestrian lines.

    ind Monday, 26 September 2011 11:06 AM

    It's OK, He has to waste lot of time to pay that Rs. 100.00.

    sid Monday, 26 September 2011 11:08 AM

    I think Rs100 is a reasonable fine initially as for Sri Lanka this is an early step in this law but surely as time goes on the fine should be increased. MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT A HEAVY FINE BE IMPOSED ON MOTORISTS WHO DO NOT STOP AT ZEBRA CROSSINGS WHEN THERE IS A PEDESTRIAN TO CROSS.

    don Monday, 26 September 2011 11:17 AM

    u hv a point but they are imposing this for the betterment of the pedestrians them self. I think its not the 100 rupees but the hassle. discipline has to come from all sides

    NF Tuesday, 27 September 2011 07:13 AM

    They are crossing at Pedestrian crossing in Kolpetty junction when the red man light is on. This is very dangerous....

    izmie Tuesday, 27 September 2011 09:38 AM

    Kandy the fine is 750 bucks, what is the difference of gay walking in Colombo and Kandy?

    ASFAR Tuesday, 27 September 2011 10:23 AM

    very good one. sri lanka need a decent law abiding society. this is the first step. maximum penalty needed.

    AJITH Monday, 26 September 2011 02:32 PM

    THIS IS A GOOD MOVE WE HAVE TO DICIPLINE OUR SELVES.


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