The Police Department is mulling over making amendments to the traffic law to add more spot fines in order to minimise the hassle caused to the people, especially commuters and drivers, when appearing in courts for violating traffic rules, Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
“The police impose spot fines for violating only 36 road rules. We have observed that people have to waste their time when they have to go to a court to obtain an order as police ask them to appear in courts even for minor offences,” he said.
SSP Rohana said Traffic Police DIG is scheduled to discuss the matter on Monday with the relevant authorities.
He said using mobile phones while driving, driving without seat belts, driving without adhering to traffic lights and crossing the road without following road signs were considered minor offences that could be given spot fines. (Sanath Desmond and Lahiru Pothmulla)