Report sought on VIP vehicles violating road rules

z_p14-stf-ready-01President Maithripala Sirisena says he has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to hand over a weekly report to him about VIP vehicles breaking road rules.

He made these remarks at the ‘Parissamin Gihin Enna’ (travel safely) National Road Safety Program, held today at the Independence Square.

“We had a discussion at the cabinet meeting about vehicles used by VIPs which are driven on roads in a reckless manner, and with escorts, even though the fear of terrorists has ended. We should discuss whether the people who travel in those vehicles really are important persons. We discussed about the ways to take legal action against them,” he said.

“After I get the report from the IGP, I will personally attend to this matter by bringing the persons who are responsible for that and question them,” the President further said.

“The examples on the laws on road safety should be given from top to bottom. The people from all sectors should help to make these kind of programs successful,” he pointed out.

The President further stated that the public should not be against actions taken by the Government to protect the laws on road safety as the health sector spends a large amount of money on the health service for accident victims.

He also pointed out that the main reason for the heavy traffic on city roads is the delay in the development of the public transport service. (Colombo Gazette)