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CCTV cameras along the Southern Expressway


17 November 2011 11:02 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have been installed along the Southern Expressway to prevent accidents, to monitor the selling of tickets and to control speed violations
These CCTV cameras have been installed at all eight entry points to the toll way from Kottawa to Pinnaduwa in Galle district. The move will help the Southern Expressway Traffic Division to curb down the motorists who violate the 100 kilometers per hour speed limit. 
A new hotline 1989 is also to be introduced for the users of highways in the country with the opening of the Southern Expressway on November 27.
The hotline will help the motorists of the Expressway to get access to accident service, fire brigade, ambulance and police. The division will consist with nearly 500 personnel equipped with modern cars, motorbikes, jeeps, ambulances, bowsers, two trucks and fire trucks. 
The police have imported Subaru police patrol cars which are renowned for their high engine capacity and exceeding the 100 km/ph barrier within few seconds.
According to the police a new division was required since traffic regulations on the expressways are different from the normal traffic laws. The new division of expressway traffic is administered by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) with powers vested similar to the Western Province Traffic DIG. (Supun Dias)

  Comments - 14

  • spark Thursday, 17 November 2011 11:18 AM

    Now how can the camera's prevent accidents?

    buffaloa citizen Thursday, 17 November 2011 11:22 AM

    All this expense for the usage of how many vehicles per day?

    Jay Wanni Thursday, 17 November 2011 11:24 AM

    when a vehicle moves at 100km on level road and approaches a downhill on the expresway it reaches close to 110 km.
    Police should not expect the driver to apply brakes to reduce speed which will prone to a collision with the car following behind.Hence a tolerence of 10% should be allowed above and below 100km/hr.

    Umar Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:18 PM

    Jay Wanni - agree 100%

    NPJ Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:35 PM

    It will also detect who takes bribes!

    Walter Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:53 PM

    Highway accidents are pretty common even in developed countries and surely you have to have CCTV cameras to monitor accidents and who violates the highway traffic rules. Police should use cars with no police sign on it to catch the real violators.

    ampare son Thursday, 17 November 2011 01:50 PM

    not accident. but you can get clue what happen. thats the way other countrys do.

    Poor Citizen Thursday, 17 November 2011 03:05 PM

    i need my sand road graveled in my village. Pls...

    Yuri Thursday, 17 November 2011 03:15 PM

    i will wait o\for one year to these people to learn how to drive on it

    Kandy Thursday, 17 November 2011 05:06 PM

    When is the Kandy- Colombo Expressway gonna open? and the air port in Kandy? we would like to have a huge rugby stadium too

    Fayad Friday, 18 November 2011 04:30 AM

    Very true

    ishan Friday, 18 November 2011 05:41 AM

    when you start to pay more tax.

    Black Energy Friday, 18 November 2011 06:08 AM

    Stop dreaming. Pinch yourself and get back to reality.

    citizen1 Friday, 18 November 2011 06:44 PM

    Can't get a clue because there is no lighting!!! Cameras before lighting....very smart, they really thought it through!

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