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Radar guns to check speeding vehicles will come into operation after the sign boards indicating the speed limits are put up, the Police Headquarters said today.

Clarifying the recent reports on speed limits, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said the traffic police would not be allowed to prosecute speeding motorists without proper confirmation of a vehicle’s speed.

“According to some media reports police officers will continue to prosecute drivers, who break speed limits without using the speed guns. The report is misleading because motorists can’t be prosecuted without confirming the speed with the use of a speed gun,” SSP Rohana said.

A few days ago the Police announced that speed guns would not be used as evidence to charge reckless driving.

In a 2008 judgement, the Supreme Court directed the law on speeding should only be implemented after sign boards indicating the speed limits are put up in a manner that is visible to road users.

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  • Bala Wednesday, 20 August 2014 07:50 AM

    But the Police should reset the Radar Gun after each point out to a car. They do not but show the same reading to each motorist to fine them.
    Also the guns must be calibrated regularly to ensure accuracy like under the Weights & Measures ordinance - otherwise knowing how our CTB conductors tampered with the first ticket machines, there will be a lot of wrong doing and the motorists will suffer.

    Lucky Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:38 AM

    Police will not charge for speeding but will call it reckless driving!!!

    We as motorists know how the Sri Lankan Police can manipulate when they want to charhe someone.

    Buruwa Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:51 AM

    Sri Lankans are a born inventors of manipulations. Even the SL police are not "saints" but crooks.

    Don Don Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:26 AM

    Police is so keen to keep PAGA system alive.

    George Thursday, 21 August 2014 05:23 AM

    Should show time date including a print-out via DM Android App

    lukman Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:37 AM

    like in middle east they can use the automated camera system after the sign boards and motorist also will maintain their discipline via DM Android App

    Flamingo Friday, 22 August 2014 10:07 AM

    It would be far more effective to install speed cameras and red light cameras then you have video evidence for court. via DM Android App


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