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Stick to your lanes or face fines

As a solution to the heavy traffic congestion, the re-introduced traffic lane law will be strictly enforced and legal action will be taken against drivers who violate traffic lane regulations from today, Police Media Spokesperson, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jaliya Senaratne said.

He was speaking at a press conference held at the Police Headquarters yesterday, said the Sri Lanka Air Force drone operators were deployed to conduct surveillance operations along the four main routes and also traffic was monitored by CCTV footage.

He said that they hope to take legal action against drivers who violate traffic lane laws with information obtained from CCTV footage and drone cameras.

The traffic lane law is enforced from 6.00 to 9.00 in the morning and from 4.00 to 8.00 in the evening on four main routes, Nugegoda Anula Vidyalaya to Pittala Junction, Kirulapone Junction to Kelani Bridge, Dehiwala William junction to Galle Face Roundabout and Polduwa Junction to Liberty Roundabout, he said.

He also highlighted that action will be taken to provide more space for motorcycles and three-wheelers in the bus priority lane.

In order to minimize congestion, buses are only permitted to use the lane on the left (first) and also motorcycles and three-wheelers also use the lane on the left of the two-lane road, he said.

The first and second lanes on the left side of the three-lane and four-lane roads will be reserved for motorcycles and three-wheelers and other vehicles also can use the second lane, he said. SSP Senaratne further said that this programme was implemented in terms of the provisions of the Motor Traffic Act, the gazette notification number 1940/21 of 2015 and this programme is completely legitimate.

Motor traffic and Road Administrative Director SSP Indika Hapugoda and City Motor Traffic Director SSP Kamal Pushpakumara were present.