Sri Lanka to implement pedestrian crossing laws strictly on Colombo roads

Sept 02, Colombo: Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Colombo district Anura Senanayake says that special police squads have been deployed in the city to nab the pedestrians who cross roads at unauthorized places.

The senior police officer warned the public to risk of being brought to books if they violate the pedestrian laws.

Police request from public to use pedestrians’ crossings to prevent the road accidents and traffic congestion.

However, observations conducted near the busy pedestrian crossings have pointed to the need of better education for the pedestrians to obey the traffic lights when crossing the roads.

Some pedestrians have said that they were totally unaware of the use of color lights although they knew that the yellow strips were for them to cross the roads.

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