Written by Staff Writer
11 Oct, 2015 | 9:55 am
The Department of Motor Traffic says that bus drivers will be directed to a special training programme aimed to minimise motor accidents.
The Commissioner General of Motor Traffic Jagath Chandrasiri stated that the training will be classified as a “special qualification” required to engage in public transportation.
He went on to note that legal action will be taken against drivers who continue to engage in passenger transport services without the approval of the department.
The police says that the number of deaths due to accidents that have been reported from January 2015 to September 30 stood at 2171.
According to police data, 2007 fatal accidents, 5391 serious accidents, 10,231 minor accidents and 9940 cases of property damage that occurred as a result of accidents, have been reported in this time-frame.
The number of deaths due to accidents have increased by 349 when compared to 2014.
According to passengers, private bus drivers lack discipline, are reckless, and do not care for the safety of the passengers nor pedestrians.
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