Rs. 25,000 Fine For Seven Traffic Offenses Will Not Be Changed: Cabinet Spokesman

Rs. 25,000 Fine For Seven Traffic Offenses Will Not Be Changed: Cabinet Spokesman
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Minister of Health and the Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne has reiterated that there would be no changes on the proposed fine of Rs.25,000 for seven traffic offenses.

Speaking at the weekly Cabinet press briefing at the parliament complex, Minister Senaratne said even the government’s decision was also the same and there would not be any rollback of the proposed fine.

“We will never give permission for drivers to kill people. Since the date the decision was taken there is a slight decrement of road accidents. I think the accidents would be less if the law was implemented,” he added.

He further stated that the proposals were made to take legal actions for overtaking from the left side, speeding and to place speed limits. First of all, decisions should be taken on implementing the legal situation of overtaking from the left side and speeding.

The Minister said that the President had not said anything on changes to proposed the imposed fine of Rs.25,000 for seven traffic offenses during the discussion with the Bus Owners’ Associations held at the parliament complex last Saturday. He said it was fair to impose a reasonable fine for overtaking from the left side and speeding but there would be no relief for the other five offenses. He had also requested the government to take legal actions strictly against persons who damaged the Sri Lanka Transport Buses (SLTB) during the private bus strike.

 

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