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The Police Department today announced that it would strictly implement laws against motorcyclists from June 10.

The Police said they would strictly watch out for motorcyclists those ride without tightening their helmet chin straps, wearing tinted visors and overtaking vehicles on curb.

According to Police statistics up to May 2015, there are 2.9 million motorcycles on the roads in the country -a 53 percent of the total vehicles on road.

During the first four month of this year, 332 pillion-riders were killed in accidents.

Police said the main reasons for those accidents were, not wearing helmets, high-speed, overtaking the vehicles when the vision was not clear and riding without tightening of their helmet chin strap.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 27

  • BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 05 June 2015 09:11 AM

    Management of traffic at peak times is a science that needs to be executed with proper analysis, coordination and discipline all subjects that are zero with our traffic cops including the IGP. However, from time to time, these crookedly clever chaps make press releases implementing something to make the public believe that they are working for the money paid by the public.

    Motor cycle Saturday, 06 June 2015 06:59 AM

    I am taking my 3 children to school by my bike because I am not afford to buy a car and also pay 18000 Rs per month to school van. Can you suggest me a alternate to my children transport?

    Nicole Phillips Friday, 05 June 2015 02:30 PM

    ha ha.. good move...only thing... anyone ordering food will face a lot of trouble as those monkeys on motorcycles delivering food are worse than 3w drivers...when are they going to do something about the 3wheelers?

    Mr Friday, 05 June 2015 01:45 PM

    Dude you should visit india ta c de definition of 3 ppl riding! !! Wat ppl do hea is nothing whn u compare thm

    LenskiVee Friday, 05 June 2015 01:29 PM

    It is true that some motorcyclist act as though they are invincible, however what I cannot understand is the sudden statements from the Traffic police from time to time stating they will start implementing this, that and the other law. The law is the law, implement it all the time 24/7, without hiding behind trees and bushes playing hora police trying to catch one solitary motorist who crosses the white line, whilst their gleaming 600cc 3 million rupee bikes are parked on the side

    Sincere Friday, 05 June 2015 01:03 PM

    Are you going to bring a rule against three or more pillion riders and also petrol tank riders? How long this is going to be turned a blind eye?

    Achin Friday, 05 June 2015 11:58 AM

    Should be strict with signal lights also

    eresh S kumara Friday, 05 June 2015 11:27 AM

    All the things happens on poor people

    dharmasiri_j Friday, 05 June 2015 11:15 AM

    How about three wheelers and private buses?They too behaive like road is belong only to them.

    Surendra Friday, 05 June 2015 10:31 AM

    What decision has made for full covered helmet?

    Mathew George Friday, 05 June 2015 10:29 AM

    Very Good. Please be vigilant and take stern action against those overtaking vehicles on the left and creeping between vehicles.

    Mirosaan Friday, 05 June 2015 10:05 AM

    Good one. But pls try to tight over all traffic rules. As a Motor cyclist I have faced lot of probs majorly because of three wheelers and some other private vehicles. No one follows road rules properly..

    claude alvis Friday, 05 June 2015 09:56 AM

    All laws are to be strictly implemented at all times. Police should be blamed for all these as they always turn a blind eye.Riding without tightening helmet strap is a matter for the rider. If he wants to commit suicide no one can stop. How ever they should not endanger passengers in other vehicles and pedestrians. Police should ensure the safety of others on the road.

    lkboy Friday, 05 June 2015 09:20 AM

    all for the common man.

    Mm Thursday, 04 June 2015 07:33 PM

    Since news is always about police did this, police did that, police doing this... Police please ban three wheelers too!

    sanjaya Friday, 05 June 2015 08:59 AM

    indeed. this is good move

    kamalhot1 Friday, 05 June 2015 08:00 AM

    Well Said Brother!

    Perera Friday, 05 June 2015 07:55 AM

    It is a good move provided it is properly enforced Today a three wheeler driver was just to hit my vehicle. no signals are given. as an when they use the roads like their private property. Same with bus drivers and other heavy vehicles too . they should not be allowed to drive on the right side of the roads. Road blocks are due to private buses stopping all over and at bus halts for ages and blocking the roads. Authorities should stickily carry out the laws not take bribeCivil uniform personnel should be deployed to offence some traffic rules where the traffic police are on the look out and catch them when they are offered bribes and taking it. This will alert all traffic police not to take bribe as they are not sure of the type of the offender and then they will carried out the laws perfectly.

    Fred Friday, 05 June 2015 05:19 AM

    Why is the SL Police only targeting Motor cyclists?How about the killer buses, tippers, tri-shaws that run amok on the roads?Police should do a proper job enforcing the law rather than stand behind trees on a lonely stretch of road with a speed gun trapping unsuspecting motorists - THAT is a joke compared to the rampant lawlessness on the roads.Over to you, Mr IGP

    Nims Friday, 05 June 2015 04:38 AM

    Three wheelers are worse to Motor cyclists. How many they kill a day? Unfortunately on one is interested about this menace.

    warra Friday, 05 June 2015 03:05 AM

    What about 3 people riding on one bike. No where in the world, except SL.

    Ach-cha-ru Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:38 PM

    Stupid Cops & their Laws. Recent past they implement that headlamp should on when riding at daylights. Is that law strictly adhere by riders and control by cops via DM Android App

    MilkyWay Thursday, 04 June 2015 09:03 PM

    This we hear on and off. Come on, buckle down and get a job done.

    Franco Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:51 PM

    There is nothing serious coming from this message. Similar periodic monsoon rain. Only noise no action , just bullshit

    Push Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:24 PM

    Most of the Sri Lankan Police are not up to the expectations. They need intended training to see peace on our roads.

    Pedestrian Thursday, 04 June 2015 07:47 PM

    What about those who ride motorbikes on the pavement? Those who want to travel fast are doing this and it is an inconvenience to pedestrians, As sometimes to avoid getting hit some people jump to the road and oncoming traffic as well.

    SL Thursday, 04 June 2015 07:40 PM

    Some reckless motorcyclist think that they are supper riders,but they do not see or know how many times they have escaped from death due to vigilant motorists.

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