Buses & tuks to use priority bus lane today

2020-09-16 at 06:10

The trial period of the traffic lane regulations and the priority bus lane project will end today.

The Police informed three-wheelers and motorcycles to use the priority bus lanes assigned along several roads in Colombo today.

The Police said a decision will be reached after today on continuing the project.

The traffic lane regulations and the priority bus lane project was trialled from Monday between 6am and 10am along Galle road, High Level road, Baseline road and along the Sri Jayewardenepura road.

Speaking to NewsRadio, the Director, Motor Traffic and Road Safety of Sri Lanka Police, SSP Indika Hapugoda said since a majority of three-wheeler drivers and motorcyclists had failed to adhere to the new regulation, heavy traffic was observed in certain areas.

He said therefore all buses, three-wheelers and motorcycles will be required to travel along the left side of the roads from tomorrow.

SSP Hapugoda said all other vehicles will be required to use outer lanes.

SSP Hapugoda added that Police will take strict action against motorists who violate the traffic lane regulations following the trial period.

He said based on the notice issued on the 15th of January 2018, on 33 traffic violations, motorists who violate the Traffic Lane Regulations can be fined up to Rs.2,000.

Meanwhile the Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police of the Western Province has advised the Director of the Motor Traffic Division to deploy the female Police officers who were engaged in displaying boards related to the traffic regulations for other duties.