Written by Zulfick Farzan
22 Mar, 2021 | 4:24 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police launched a three-day operation to locate vehicles using worn-out tires across the country.
Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said issues in vehicles and worn-out tires are considered as one of the key causes for motor accidents in Sri Lanka.
Further, negligence, reckless driving, and intoxication are other reasons for motor accidents, he added.
He said there is a considerable rise in motor accidents and the number of deaths caused by a motor accident.
The Deputy Police Chief said according to recent data, 09 to 10 people die daily as a result of motor accidents.
Sri Lanka Police said legal action will be instituted against vehicle owners for driving with worn-out tires.
As per the provisions of the Motor Traffic (Amendment) Act (No. 40 of 1984), tires of any vehicle should be in suitable condition and failure to comply would result in a fine of Rs. 3500/-, said DIG Ajith Rohana.
Further, a fine of Rs. 25,000/- and a 06-month prison sentence will be imposed if an injury is caused by a vehicle with worn-out tires, he added.
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