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New speed-detecting systems on expressways from 14 Feb.


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A new speed-detecting system will be set up on expressways from 14 February so that speeding drivers can be fined at exit points, the Expressway Operation Maintenance and Management Division said.

According to Southern Expressway Deputy Director R.A.D. Kahatapitiya, these steps were taken to curtail the increasing number of accidents on the expressways involving speeding vehicles.

“With the use of the new speed-detecting system, the vehicles will be compelled to maintain a speed limit of 100 kmph and the drivers of vehicles exceeding the limit will be fined,” he said.

Kahatapitiya said drivers found exceeding the 100 kmph speed limit would be given a photograph taken at the time the vehicle had exceeded the speed limit and fined.

He said the photograph would include the vehicle number, observed time and the speed at the time. The new system is capable of capturing these details even at night.

Kahatapitya said that though they were aware that several drivers were known to exceed the speed limit, they were not equipped with a sufficient number of speed detectors nor did they function at night.

 


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