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Spot fines introduced for 33 traffic offences

The government yesterday introduced fines for 33 specified traffic violations to minimise road accidents.

 

Transport and Civil Aviation Deputy Minister Ashoka Abeysinghe, commencing the debate on the Motor Traffic Act in parliament, yesterday said that time had come to change some existing laws in the Motor Traffic Act in keeping with the increase in the volume of vehicles.

 

Under the Motor Traffic Act, three orders were taken up for debate.

 

The Deputy Minister said: “For 33 specified traffic offences, spot fines will be introduced. Based on the recommendations of the committee appointed by the President, the 33 offences subjected to spot fines will be introduced. Accordingly, spot fines will be imposed from Rs. 500 to a maximum of Rs. 3,000.”

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