The pictures show the first accident which took place on the Southern Expressway this morning at Kahatuduwa. The expressway was declared open last morning, in a ceremony by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pix by Buddika Kumarasiri
Tiral Jayawardana Monday, 28 November 2011 09:37 AM
Careless driving. should charged for the road damage other wise it will continue
Viraj De Silva Monday, 28 November 2011 09:38 AM
With the road width being narrower compared to international standards the speed limit may have to be reduced to 80KM from 100KM. This will reduce the risk of accidents even during rainy days.
nsathees Monday, 28 November 2011 09:36 AM
Driving in highway (Express way) needs training. Don't underestimate that. Controlling a Vehicle at 120KM/H is not a joke for Sri Lankans who usually do not exceed 80KM/h. I can say this as I have drove in Swiss, German and Canadian Highways.
Prof Wickramatillake Monday, 28 November 2011 09:40 AM
This guy must have driven like and idiot on an expressway
mac Monday, 28 November 2011 09:37 AM
It no good having Xhigh ways in Sri Lanka. one has to teach people to drive properly first.
Shane Monday, 28 November 2011 09:42 AM
One of many more to come.... I hope this saying is not true...
DANIA Monday, 28 November 2011 10:04 AM
careless driving/any other problems in vehicle
np Monday, 28 November 2011 10:17 AM
1st they have to teach how to drive..................
Gamarala Monday, 28 November 2011 05:35 AM
Let's allow a few garage boys to put up shop on the sides.
citizen Monday, 28 November 2011 05:43 AM
Chinese made, obviously the risk is high and quality is........
Rathnaweera Monday, 28 November 2011 05:37 AM
What are these people doing on the X press way. I can see another walking along.
Condro Monday, 28 November 2011 05:30 PM
Eng Monday, 28 November 2011 10:45 AM
Is there any equation to findout speed limit based on tyre size?
Noah Monday, 28 November 2011 05:45 AM
must be a careless driver.. hope thy r ok and no major damages to the road
mohamed izwan Monday, 28 November 2011 05:59 AM
jterm Monday, 28 November 2011 05:59 AM
everything is made in china bro
Srilankan Monday, 28 November 2011 10:52 AM
Aiyo Please don't allow privet buses on this , if so it the High way will become a DANGER ZONE for others
Asoka Monday, 28 November 2011 06:29 AM
Well you cannot blame anyone. Inexperience . They will have to learn.
Sugan Tuesday, 29 November 2011 01:43 PM
Paid toll fee to hurt the vehicle
Saman Monday, 28 November 2011 11:45 AM
Driver made history.
Hewawalandanage Niha Monday, 28 November 2011 07:20 AM
well please dont blame china for the accident,that is a joke
Paddy Suman Monday, 28 November 2011 12:19 PM
You are an Evil.
Imran Monday, 28 November 2011 12:15 PM
until drivers get use to the road have to reduce the speed limit
Engineer Monday, 28 November 2011 12:16 PM
alright, lets blame the LTTE then. we gotta blame someone this a democracy, that's how democracy works.
Hemantha Monday, 28 November 2011 07:47 AM
Early bird caught the pray !...
Abdul Monday, 28 November 2011 07:48 AM
mandatory power play is on, and it seems Dilshan was batting, here too
NPJ Monday, 28 November 2011 08:17 AM
In reality, these vans are not made to drive at such a high speed. See the Tyre size.
Engineer Monday, 28 November 2011 08:21 AM
tolerance or safety factor. Once you go above the design speed limit you putting yourself as well as the public at much greater increased risk of serious injury or death as well increasing the what we call your exposure. And that's is exactly what happened here, this guy was probably well above the speed limit, and statistics took their natural course and acted in favor of most properly outcome. Saying that doesn't mean every driver who speeds will be killed, you are increasing your risk greatly by doing so.
Posting a speed limit of 2kmph will not help this situation, this guy clearly has no regard for the laws.Therefore his license should be revoked, and only given back once you fully understands the seriousness of the risks of driving. Majority of the drivers who observe posted speed limit, reaps the fruits of engineering. 99.9999% of the time they will not have any incidences.
AASIF Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:39 AM
crazy fellow dosen't even know that it is a new van and has gone fast.
B.de Silva Tuesday, 29 November 2011 04:23 AM
not only the speed limit to be reduced, a certificate has to be obtained for the reliability of the vehicle to drive in the Express Way. Also a heavy fine will be imposed for violators.
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