The Government is to introduce the much talked about Rs 25,000 fine for some road rule violations, the National Council for Road Safety, which operates under the Ministry of Transport saidChairman of the National Council for Road Safety, Sisira Kodagoda said that the Rs. 25,000 fine will apply for drunk driving, vehicles without insurance, no driving licence and underage drivers. Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nihal Somaweera presented the report to the President.The budget proposal – 2017 suggested the minimum fine for violating road rules to increase to Rs. 25,000, with the objective of preventing road accidents. Due to the opposition by people against this, the President appointed a committee to look into the matter. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Indika Sri Aravinda Last week, the final report on the fairness of increasing of the amount of fines for violation of road rules, formulated by a committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, was handed over to the President at the Presidential Secretariat. He also said that a Rs. 3,000 fine will be imposed for overtaking from the left.
A TRAFFIC COLLISION between a Dublin Bus and another vehicle took place at College Green in Dublin this afternoon causing minor delays in the area.The gardaí confirmed that a “relatively minor accident” took place in the Trinity College/College Green area of the city centre.Two injuredTwo people were injured in the accident and both were removed to St James’ Hospital, Dublin.Two ambulances, the Dublin Fire Brigade and the gardaí attended the scene.Gardaí said there was no serious injuries and that the scene was now cleared.Read: ‘Car vs pedestrian’ and a 10-foot fall – a Saturday shift on a Dublin ambulance>Read: Debunked: Does switching off your engine when stuck in traffic save fuel?>