E-Traffic Police Sri Lanka’ App launched
By Thameenah Razeek
In commemoration of Global Road Safety Week, Sri Lanka Police has launched an application called ‘E Traffic Police Sri Lanka’ to report traffic violations. The Application will be activated this week, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said yesterday (17). The App was released with the collaboration of Sri Lanka Police and the Ministry of Public Security. He also said the public can use the app to report videos of traffic violations.
The DIG said, Secretary of the Ministry of Public Security, Major General Jagath Alwis, and Chairman of the National Council for Road Safety, Anton de Mens, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to purchase equipment worth Rs 150 million as part of a five-year programme initiated for the development of the said use of the Police. Accordingly, the equipment would include laser-based speed detectors that can also take pictures of moving vehicles.
The system is primarily in use on expressways. “But it will soon be available for use on regular roads as well. Equipment to assess the level of tint on cars, as well as vehicle noise levels, will be obtained,” he noted. Meanwhile, to detect people driving under the influence of drugs, Sri Lankan Police hope to implement mouth swab drug testing and urine drug tests. According to Police Spokesperson, a pilot project using these test kits began in the Western Province yesterday, with the driver being guided to a Judicial Medical Officer if the tests return positive for controlled substance use.