582 drivers charged for traffic lane violations in two hours
June 12, 2019 05:34 pm
Sri Lanka Police said that a total of 582 motorists have been charged for violation of traffic lane laws during a special operation carried out within Colombo last evening (11).
Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the police operation lasted for two hours and that it was carried out by officers of the the Colombo City Traffic Division.
He revealed this during a police press briefing held today (12).
He said that nearly 500 police officers participated in the operation and that the cases were filed based on CCTV footage and observations of civil police officers.
The traffic lane law was enforced in all main towns in the country from Monday (June 10) while a grace period of 2 weeks had been given prior to that for all motorists to adhere to the traffic lane law.
The spokesman said that workshops were held across the island to educate motorists and that some 2,352 programmes were held to brief drivers and pedestrians on the traffic lane law.
He said that a fine of Rs 2,000 will be imposed on drivers violating the traffic lane law and that it can be paid off in 14 days while failing to do so would result in the fine doubling in 28 days.