No more spot fines for bus drivers

The issuing of spot fine notices on errant bus drivers has been discontinued from the first of this month. They will be produced in court instead, said DIG (Traffic and Road Security) Amarasiri Senaratne yesterday.

This new procedure had been put in place after considering the number of traffic offences committed by bus drivers, in the hope that this number would be greatly reduced.

Despite some bus transport associations protesting against the implementation, all police stations in the island had been notified of the new rules by circular the DIG said.

This circular highlights 14 occasions of unlawful activities by bus crews, such as,  boarding passengers outside the bus halts, allowing footboard travel, the control of other vehicles by the conductor while standing on the front footboard in order to gain advantage for the bus, using mobile phones while driving, and driving with hand.

This circular also instructs the police to be more vigilant in examining vehicles for roadworthiness with the assistance of examiners and to act according to the law.  (Sanath Desmond)

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