Traffic lane regulations in effect from tomorrow

2020-09-20 at 13:52

Police say the traffic lane regulations will be enforced along several selected routes from tomorrow.

Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo Police Media Spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Jaliya Senaratne said the regulations will be enforced from the 21st of September, between 6am-9am and 4pm-8pm.

The Colombo traffic lane regulations including the enforcement of the priority bus lane pilot project was implemented last week, along the Galle road, High Level road, Baseline road and Sri Jayewardenepura road.

Police directed three-wheelers and motorcycles also to the priority bus lanes.

Speaking at a media briefing today the Director of Motor Traffic and Road Safety of Sri Lanka Police SSP Indika Hapugoda said the project will be enforced for another week beginning from tomorrow.

The SSP said drones of the Sri Lanka Air Force, CCTV footage of the Colombo Crimes Division and dashboard cameras of vehicles will also be used.

He noted that during the coming week motorists who violate the regulations will not be fined adding that they will be summoned following the observation of CCTV footage and will be educated of the regulations.

Meanwhile Police Media Spokesman SSP Jaliya Seneratne said legal action will be taken against buses that make random stops apart from the stipulated bus halts.

He added the Police can also take necessary measures when other vehicles enter the priority bus lane.

SSP Senaratne said motorists will not be fined and will not face legal action in the coming week.

The Police Media Spokesman added motorists who fail to adhere to the regulations will be identified through drones and CCTV footage.

He noted that owners of vehicles that are identified to have violated regulations will be tracked through registration information adding, they will be informed of the misdeed.