New laws being formulated over mobile phones after lawyers council meeting

New laws being formulated over mobile phones after lawyers council meeting

New laws being formulated over mobile phones after lawyers council meeting

Written by Staff Writer

29 Mar, 2016 | 9:01 am

The National Council for Road Safety says that laws will be formulated to prohibit the use of mobile phones while driving. Chairman of the Council Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said that a large number of accidents can be attributed to the use of mobile phones while driving.

He added that the decision to formulate the new laws was taken following a meeting held with a council of lawyers yesterday.Dr. Sisira Kodagoda also said they expect to make a request from the Supreme Court to update laws on speed limits.

He added that discussions were held  with a group of lawyers on Monday on the decisions made during a conference held previously to revise road rules of the country. He added that a final decision on the matter will be reached by the end of next week.

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