Undercover cops to crackdown on errant drivers

Undercover policemen will be deployed to crackdown on errant drivers, the Police said.

Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said Police officers in civil attire will be deployed from today.

He said they will be deployed near long distance buses leaving Colombo and other public transportations.

The undercover policemen will monitor traffic offences committed by drivers of public transportations, including speeding, reckless driving, and talking on the mobile phone while driving.

DIG Ajith Rohana said the nearest Police station will be informed of the traffic violation, following which action will be taken against the errant driver.

The Police Spokesman said the measure has been taken to prevent road accidents.

Pointing out that there is a significant increase in motor accidents in the country, he said seven deaths were reported in the 24-hour period ending at 06am today.

DIG Ajith Rohana said the victims were five motorcyclists, one passenger and a pedestrian.

He warned that there is a tendency for accidents to increase from 14-21st April due to the New Year festive season.

DIG Rohana requested all drivers and the public to remain vigilant and to help prevent accidents as much as possible. (Colombo Gazette)