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Minimum speed on highways to be Gazetted soon

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Transport, Highways and Mass Media Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardhana yesterday said steps will be taken to introduce a minimum speed for vehicles travelling on highways.

“The decision was taken in view of the accidents caused by vehicles travelling at low speeds,” he said.

Minister Gunawardhana further said that the gazette notification containing the new provisions will  be issued in the next two weeks.

The Minister stated this in response to a question by a journalist at the Cabinet media briefing held yesterday (30) at the Government Information Department.

He said this Gazette notification will be issued with new regulations that are required to ensure the safety of all passengers.

A special discussion in this regard was held on Monday (29) with all the experts related to this as well as the Police and other institutions and according to the findings, the main cause of accidents on the Katunayake-Colombo expressway is driving at high speed and driving at less than the prescribed speed, the Minister said.

It is also expected to implement a special programme of deploying specially trained personnel to save the victims of accidents on the expressways and also to introduce a minimum speed on expressway roads.

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