Police nab 13,320 in 72 hours
By Treshan Fernando
The Police, within a space of just 72 hours, from 31 March to 2 April, detected a total of 13,320 motorcyclists violating the rules, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
These instances of wrongdoing were exposed by the Police during a special operation to ensure the safety of motorcycle and pillion riders.
He added, among the cases, 1,977 were detected not wearing a helmet, 398 were instances of being drunk while riding, 1,303 for driver’s licence violations, 139 for careless riding and 108 for speeding.
In relation to violation of traffic rules, Police have detected 2,806 cases, DIG Rohana stated. A further 6,186 cases relating to other offences were reported.
DIG Rohana went on to say that during the operation 450 motorcycles were deemed unfit for road use and subsequently taken into custody. He reiterated that this operation was being conducted not to hinder motorcyclists but rather to prevent deaths caused by road accidents.