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At least five people died daily in the first three months of this year

Nearly 498 people were killed in 470 fatal road tragedies reported in the first three months of this year while the total number of accidents reported up to March is 2,218, police headquarters said.

Most of the deaths were reported from motorbike and trishaw accidents. A large number of pedestrians had also been killed.

Police said a large number of accidents were reported in April particularly during the National New Year festival period.

Recklessness, exhaustion, drunk driving, disobeying road rules and traffic signals are some of the reasons for such needless accidents. Pedestrians who fail to use zebra crossings fall easy prey to speeding vehicles.  

Last year more than 1,500 people were killed in road accidents.

Police said even though several awareness programmes were conducted, there was a significant increase in the number of road accidents every year. (SD)
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  • Kolamba putha Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:44 AM

    Bus drivers are not first time users..?!?

    Dee Tuesday, 23 April 2013 07:56 AM

    dont blame police or speed limits. More and more first time users of vehicles fill up the road. clueless and drive as if they have last used a cycle to get about. prohibitive fines should not be for driving at 80 kmph on a 70 road but not adhering to road rules expecially lane disipline. and more strict issuing of driving licences.

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 23 April 2013 05:29 AM

    no one to be blamed other than the drivers. police are doing their best to educate the drivers but see what they have learned.

    IOSirisena Tuesday, 23 April 2013 05:32 AM

    a solution to the population problem obviously....

    Praneeth Tuesday, 23 April 2013 05:40 AM

    There must be a stronger penal code for errant drivers.

    Rs. 1,000/- - 1,500/- would not do.

    The penal code must be prohibitive in nature Eg:- Rs. 10,000/- for Over Speeding etc.,

    weha Tuesday, 23 April 2013 03:50 AM

    And here we are thinking of changing the speed limit.


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