A total of fourteen fatalities had been reported during the past 24 hours in road accidents across the country, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
“A total of 121 road accidents have taken place in various places across the country,” he said.
He said twelve accidents were reported on Expressways and 109 accidents on the other roads.
Meanwhile, a total of 14 deaths reported within the period of 24-hours in which 74 persons sustained injuries, he said.
According to him 53 motorcycle accidents and 33 three-wheeler accidents had been reported during the past 24-hours.
In other related developments, 758 drivers had been arrested for driving under influence of liquor.
“They will not be granted Police bail and the Police Stations had been directed not to release the vehicles.
"The drivers and the vehicles will be produced before the respective Magistrate Courts to initiate the legal process.
“If a driver were found guilty, the person will be imposed a fine of Rs.25, 000 by the court and the court can suspend or cancel the driving license,” he said,
“Therefore, people were advised to take all preventive measures to ensure road safety,” DIG Rohana said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama and Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
It should be 121 serious accidents.
Sure there would have been more than that Road Accidents. Collect the data from the insurance companies and it should be much more than 5000
Saranga Thursday, 15 April 2021 10:08 AM
OMG 14 horror
Ranaweera Thursday, 15 April 2021 10:13 AM
When police say they are going to be tough, the drivers get even tougher. This means failure of police in implementing what they say they will do . Excessive speeding , overtaking, very slow driving , not allowing others to overtake by occupying the middle of the road, drink driving , police inactivity, lack of enforcement of rules to politicians and their connected parties, some policemen accepting bribes to look away are all reasons of these accidents.
johan Thursday, 15 April 2021 10:44 AM
Govt.must introduce automatic fine for all violations
through CCTV cameras which will appear against their
ID or Driving license by sending an SMS to their mobile, to reduce traffic accidents. And this will bring discipline among drivers as well.
Srilankan Thursday, 15 April 2021 01:35 PM
There would have been much more, many would have bribed.
Cops salary should be more so they don't survive on bribes.
Lanka Thursday, 15 April 2021 01:50 PM
Couldn't agree more on @Raraweera. You have correctly pointed out the plague in driving in Lanka. All this boils down to unlawful driving license obtaining by some, conductors of a bus automatically becoming a driving, inconsiderate individuals hogging the road while speaking on mobile phones, ....etc...etc...etc...
Even if we impose a million dollar fine, no one will change unless you change the basic!
Sokrates Thursday, 15 April 2021 03:08 PM
Before obtaining a driver's license, not only should a normal health test be carried out, but also a psychological test. Because of this alone, around 70% fewer driving licenses would be issued. Then it should be forbidden that people under 25 years of age are allowed to drive vehicles over 1000ccm, whereby the maximum speed is limited to 80km/h.
Sambo Friday, 16 April 2021 07:52 AM
They drive with a death wish. So let them have it. Why bother.
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