NEW SPEED LIMIT REGULATIONS WITHIN NEXT 2 WEEKS

State Minister of Transport, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, announced that a gazette, with the necessary regulations on speed limits, aimed at reducing road accidents, will be issued within the next two weeks.

State Minister Alagiyawanna, made this statement during a media briefing held today (11) at the Presidential Media Centre (PMC), under the theme ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country’.

In 2023, there were 2,214 reported road accidents resulting in 2,321 deaths. As of the 30 June 1,103 road accidents have been reported this year, with 1,154 fatalities.

He further said:

“To address this issue, our Ministry has implemented various programs to reduce the number of road accidents.

The National Council for Road Safety has allocated Rs 50 million to the Sri Lanka Police for the purchase of necessary speed control equipment. Additionally, the Ministry of Transport will issue a gazette with new road speed limit regulations within the next two weeks. Furthermore, arrangements have been made to provide teachers with manuals for establishing Road Safety Clubs at the school level. These clubs will be included in the school system as an extracurricular activity, and a medal awarding program has also been introduced.”

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