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Got this on e-mail this morning............Not sure if these are true but thought I'd post and get some feedback.

It seems absurd to say the least that you would have to report each an every accident that occurs. Of course this is

only if a claim is filed I'm thinking......even then <_<

Motor Traffic (Amendment) Act, No. 8 of 2009

Registration, Possession and Use of Motor Vehicles

Section Amendment

2 Unregistered vehicles cannot be on the road unless on a garage/dealer’s plate or temporary permit and used for testing or registration purposes or removal from the customs only.

1st offence: not less than Rs.2,500 and not exceeding Rs.5,000-

2nd offence: not less than Rs.5,000- and not exceeding Rs.10,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: not less than Rs.10,000 and not exceeding Rs.15,000-

2A (new) Its an offence to use a vehicle that is

• Modified without the approval of the Commissioner-General

• Assembled otherwise than brand new parts

• Mechanically defective

• Fails to comply with prescribed standards

• Stolen

• False identity

• Chassis number tampered with

1st offence: Not less than Rs.50,000- and not exceeding Rs.100,000- or one month imprisonment or both

2nd offence: Not less than Rs.100,000- and not exceeding Rs.200,000- or two months imprisonment or both

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs.200,000- and not exceeding Rs. 300,000- or six months imprisonment or both

3 No person under the age of 18 years shall be registered as the owner of a motor vehicle

10 Shall inform and obtain approval from the Commissioner General

• If any details of the registration is changed

• Change of class, alterations, external appearance, seating capacity etc.

Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 20,000-

12 A registered owner shall within 14 days inform the Commissioner of the change of possession of the vehicle by filing Form A

New owner cannot use unless has applied for transfer within 14 days after change of possession. The new owner shall retain Forms B1 and C1

Submission of forged documents thereof

Not less than Rs. 3,000- but not exceeding Rs. 6,000-

Fine

Not less than Rs. 100- for each day after the 14th day up to 44th day of such failure. Exceeding 44 days; not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 15,000-

Section Amendment Penalty

18

(5) If a motor vehicle is declared unroardworthy consequent to an accident or other circumstances, the Commissioner-General shall suspend registration

(7) Upon cancellation, the identification plate to be returned to Commissioner-General within 7 days

18

(9) A motor vehicle shall be written off only if:-

• The vehicle has been damaged by collusion, fire, flood, accident, trespass or other event or circumstances

• The insurer or the owner makes a determination that the extent of damage is such that the value of salvage plus the repair cost exceed the market value immediately before the event

(10) An insurer is taken to have made a determination if the insurer:-

• Allows a claim for the full insured value

• Disposes of the vehicle to a 3rd party

(11) A registered owner is taken to have made a determination if he disposes of the vehicle to a wrecker

1st offence: Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 20,000-

2nd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 20,000- but not exceeding Rs. 30,000-

106 (21) No sum shall be payable by an insurer under Section 105 in respect of:

• The plaintiff within 7 days of the commencement of the action has given notice to the insurer with name of the court, case number, names of the parties to the action, insurance policy number, and nature of the action and require the insurer to answer the plaint before a specified date.

• Every notice shall accompany a copy of the plaint

• Insurer shall be a party to such action and shall be entitled to defend

106

112A (new) (22) Where a person transfers to another the ownership of the vehicle together with the insurance, the insurance shall be deemed to have been transferred with effect from that date. Transfer shall include transfer of rights and liabilities.

Transferee shall apply within 44 days from the date of transfer apply to insurer for making the necessary changes.

Section Amendment Penalty

122 Classification of motor vehicles into 10 types

Driving of specified other classes of vehicles

123 (2) (a) A person who wishes to learn to drive a motor vehicle shall make an application to the Commissioner-General for a Learner Permit and obtain an insurance cover in accordance with Section 99

Light vehicles: 17 years of age or above

Heavy vehicles: 20 years of age or above

132B

(new) Any person who is a visitor to Sri Lanka and possessing a valid international driving licence issued by any Contracting State or States acceded to Vienna Convention, shall be deemed to posses a driving licence to drive the class or classes or vehicles specified in the driving permit

138 (1A) © If any person possess more than one driving licence issued by Commissioner-General at any one time or is in the possession of driving licence of another person without lawful authority, shall be guilty of an offence

Not less than Rs. 10,000- and not exceeding Rs. 15,000- and to the confiscation of such licence

138A

(new) Each driving licence holder shall inform the Commissioner-General by registered post or personal delivery, of any changes in his residence and postal address within 30 days of such change and the Commissioner-General shall endorse the changes 1st offence: Not less than Rs. 1,000- and not exceeding Rs. 2,000-

2nd offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 3,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 3,500- and cancellation of the driving licence

155A (new) (1) a person shall be guilty of an offence if the motor vehicle driven by him emits smoke, visible vapour, grit, sparks, ashes, cinder, grease or oil substance which is likely to cause health hazard, injury or annoyance, obscure visibility or cause damage to any road, public place or property.

1st offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

2nd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

157A (new) Use of seat belts (Regulations to be made)

1st offence: Not less than Rs. 1,000- and not exceeding Rs. 2,000-

2nd offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 3,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 3,500- and cancellation of the driving licence

Section Amendment Penalty

160 Use of amplifying equipment

Not less than Rs. 3,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

161 (51) a) A driver shall forthwith report an accident to the nearest Police Station

Fine - Not less than Rs. 3,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

161 (51) B) The insurer shall inform the officer in charge of the nearest police station of such accident with details regarding the accident, names and addresses of the parties involved in the accident as informed to him by the person making the claim

Fine Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

218 Penalty for driving without certificate of insurance or certificate of fitness or emission certificate – contravening Section 99 or Sub-section (5) or (6) of Section 196

Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 25,000- or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both

232E A police officer may detain the driver of a motor vehicle

• Refuses to give his name and address or gives false information

• Involved in an accident resulting in death or grievous injury

• Consumed alcohol or drugs

• In possession of false or forged documents or false number plates

• Forged or altered chassis or engine number

• Possession of a stolen vehicle

232F (2) A police office may detain a motor vehicle

• Driver is unable to produce a valid policy of insurance under Section 99

• Does not posses a valid driving licence

• Belongs to a dealer, repairer or manufacturer who does not hold a respective registration certificate

240 “Accident” means

1. which occurs or originates on a road, street or any other place open to public traffic

2. which results in one or more persons being killed or injured or causes damage to property and

3. in which at least one moving vehicle was involved and includes collusion between vehicles, between vehicles and pedestrians and between vehicles and animals or fixed objects and includes accidents in which one vehicle alone is involved

Edited by SHAI

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In case anyone is wonderin...I don't know why that smiley with the shades appears near item 161 - 51 - B) tried but couldn't get rid of it............ :unsure:

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In case anyone is wonderin...I don't know why that smiley with the shades appears near item 161 - 51 - B) tried but couldn't get rid of it............ :unsure:

it's section "capital B" and "closing brackets" which denominate to this B)

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Getting Stricter day by day :action-smiley-060:

what do they mean by this?

Section Amendment Penalty

160 Use of amplifying equipment

Not less than Rs. 3,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

and this is scary

218 Penalty for driving without certificate of insurance or certificate of fitness or emission certificate – contravening Section 99 or Sub-section (5) or (6) of Section 196

Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 25,000- or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both

so does this mean we must always have the emission certificate and a health certificate in the car?? n i never knew drivers need a health certificate for light vehicles

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Getting Stricter day by day :action-smiley-060:

i guess that's the way forward. every time we talk about driving in SL a common thing that keep popping up is how indiscipline local motorists are. this is one way to straighten them out. i have a feeling though that was the last thing on the policy makers mind when he was making the revision :lol:

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On the matter of following laws, it has been observed by fellow motorist that at the Nugegoda Flyover is also being used by pedestrians to cross over to the other side of the road.

Someone should let the people know that the Flyover is for vehicles only.

I guess theres always a first in SL.

Wonder if the cops would give out a fine to people using the flyover since its quicker to cross the road than wait for the traffic lights to change and then cross the road.

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2(A)

1. Modified - does this mean all cargo vans modified with seats to carry passengers??.

2. assembled with new part - what about hte premi* assembled in Sri lanka

land like no other!!!!

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Some of that lot is actually quite worrying, several of the laws appear to have a very wide basis for intepretation, which could work both ways i guess.

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i guess that's the way forward. every time we talk about driving in SL a common thing that keep popping up is how indiscipline local motorists are. this is one way to straighten them out. i have a feeling though that was the last thing on the policy makers mind when he was making the revision :lol:

LOL....Yeah machang, I think the only thing on the policy makers mind was, 'how do we get in more money to our kitty?' :rolleyes: Starightening out indiciplined motorists will have to be done once the sops dicipline themselves.....

Some of that lot is actually quite worrying, several of the laws appear to have a very wide basis for intepretation, which could work both ways i guess.

Indeed worrying supra............but then this is really to their advantage ne? sad state of affairs. <_<

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My sister (who is a lawyer) sent me this circular then have been sent.

As per section 161 (51) (a) of the Motor Traffic Act, it is a requirement that the driver should report an accident to the nearest police station. If a driver fails to report such accident forthwith to the officer in charge of the nearest police station, he/she shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than Rs.3,000/- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000/-. Therefore, it is mandatory for all the accidents to be reported to the nearest police station by the driver.

At the same time, section 161 (51) (b ) states that the, Insurer shall inform the officer in charge of the nearest police station of such accidents with details regarding the accident, names and addresses of the parties involved in the accident with brief description of the accident. If the Insurer fails to inform such an accident, they are liable to a fine not less than Rs.5,000/- and not exceeding Rs.10,000/-.

These changes are effective from 01 July 2009.

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My sister (who is a lawyer) sent me this circular then have been sent.

As per section 161 (51) (a) of the Motor Traffic Act, it is a requirement that the driver should report an accident to the nearest police station.

If the Insurer fails to inform such an accident, they are liable to a fine not less than Rs.5,000/- and not exceeding Rs.10,000/-.

wonder how do they gonna find out of those not reported?

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2A (new) Its an offence to use a vehicle that is

• Modified without the approval of the Commissioner-General

• Assembled otherwise than brand new parts

• Mechanically defective

• Fails to comply with prescribed standards

• Stolen

• False identity

• Chassis number tampered with

1st offence: Not less than Rs.50,000- and not exceeding Rs.100,000- or one month imprisonment or both

2nd offence: Not less than Rs.100,000- and not exceeding Rs.200,000- or two months imprisonment or both

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs.200,000- and not exceeding Rs. 300,000- or six months imprisonment or both

<<

I guess this answers questions in another thread about a spike in certain types of cars up for sale.

Another worry:

"2A (new) Its an offence to use a vehicle that is

• Modified without the approval of the Commissioner-General"

As said earlier, this leaves a lot to interpretation by the Cops.

Does painting your car another colour constitute modification??

Again, wonder how many buses, vans, trishaws will be penalized under this.

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2A (new) Its an offence to use a vehicle that is

• Assembled otherwise than brand new parts

1st offence: Not less than Rs.50,000- and not exceeding Rs.100,000- or one month imprisonment or both

2nd offence: Not less than Rs.100,000- and not exceeding Rs.200,000- or two months imprisonment or both

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs.200,000- and not exceeding Rs. 300,000- or six months imprisonment or both

<<

guess that'll put an end to the re-con part assembly plant. wonder what'll happen to the car that are yet to be registered????

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I got the following today; not sure whether its true.. but adding here for your ref.

Motor Traffic (Amendment) Act, No. 8 of 2009

Registration, Possession and Use of Motor Vehicles

Section Amendment Penalty

2 Unregistered vehicles cannot be on the road unless on a garage/dealer’s plate or temporary permit and used for testing or registration purposes or removal from the customs only. 1st offence: not less than Rs.2,500 and not exceeding Rs.5,000-

2nd offence: not less than Rs.5,000- and not exceeding Rs.10,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: not less than Rs.10,000 and not exceeding Rs.15,000-

2A (new) Its an offence to use a vehicle that is

• Modified without the approval of the Commissioner-General

• Assembled otherwise than brand new parts

• Mechanically defective

• Fails to comply with prescribed standards

• Stolen

• False identity

• Chassis number tampered with 1st offence: Not less than Rs.50,000- and not exceeding Rs.100,000- or one month imprisonment or both

2nd offence: Not less than Rs.100,000- and not exceeding Rs.200,000- or two months imprisonment or both

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs.200,000- and not exceeding Rs. 300,000- or six months imprisonment or both

3 No person under the age of 18 years shall be registered as the owner of a motor vehicle

10 Shall inform and obtain approval from the Commissioner General

• If any details of the registration is changed

• Change of class, alterations, external appearance, seating capacity etc.

Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 20,000-

12 A registered owner shall within 14 days inform the Commissioner of the change of possession of the vehicle by filing Form A

New owner cannot use unless has applied for transfer within 14 days after change of possession. The new owner shall retain Forms B1 and C1

Submission of forged documents thereof Not less than Rs. 3,000- but not exceeding Rs. 6,000-

Not less than Rs. 100- for each day after the 14th day up to 44th day of such failure. Exceeding 44 days; not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 15,000-

Section

Amendment Penalty

18 (5) If a motor vehicle is declared unroardworthy consequent to an accident or other circumstances, the Commissioner-General shall suspend registration

(7) Upon cancellation, the identification plate to be returned to Commissioner-General within 7 days

18 (9) A motor vehicle shall be written off only if:-

• The vehicle has been damaged by collusion, fire, flood, accident, trespass or other event or circumstances

• The insurer or the owner makes a determination that the extent of damage is such that the value of salvage plus the repair cost exceed the market value immediately before the event

(10) An insurer is taken to have made a determination if the insurer:-

• Allows a claim for the full insured value

• Disposes of the vehicle to a 3rd party

(11) A registered owner is taken to have made a determination if he disposes of the vehicle to a wrecker

1st offence: Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 20,000-

2nd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 20,000- but not exceeding Rs. 30,000-

106 (21) No sum shall be payable by an insurer under Section 105 in respect of:

• The plaintiff within 7 days of the commencement of the action has given notice to the insurer with name of the court, case number, names of the parties to the action, insurance policy number, and nature of the action and require the insurer to answer the plaint before a specified date.

• Every notice shall accompany a copy of the plaint

• Insurer shall be a party to such action and shall be entitled to defend

106

112A (new) (22) Where a person transfers to another the ownership of the vehicle together with the insurance, the insurance shall be deemed to have been transferred with effect from that date. Transfer shall include transfer of rights and liabilities.

Transferee shall apply within 44 days from the date of transfer apply to insurer for making the necessary changes.

Section

Amendment Penalty

122 Classification of motor vehicles into 10 types

Driving of specified other classes of vehicles

123 (2) (a) A person who wishes to learn to drive a motor vehicle shall make an application to the Commissioner-General for a Learner Permit and obtain an insurance cover in accordance with Section 99

Light vehicles: 17 years of age or above

Heavy vehicles: 20 years of age or above

132B

(new) Any person who is a visitor to Sri Lanka and possessing a valid international driving licence issued by any Contracting State or States acceded to Vienna Convention, shall be deemed to posses a driving licence to drive the class or classes or vehicles specified in the driving permit

138 (1A) © If any person possess more than one driving licence issued by Commissioner-General at any one time or is in the possession of driving licence of another person without lawful authority, shall be guilty of an offence

Not less than Rs. 10,000- and not exceeding Rs. 15,000- and to the confiscation of such licence

138A

(new) Each driving licence holder shall inform the Commissioner-General by registered post or personal delivery, of any changes in his residence and postal address within 30 days of such change and the Commissioner-General shall endorse the changes 1st offence: Not less than Rs. 1,000- and not exceeding Rs. 2,000-

2nd offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 3,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 3,500- and cancellation of the driving licence

155A (new) (1) a person shall be guilty of an offence if the motor vehicle driven by him emits smoke, visible vapour, grit, sparks, ashes, cinder, grease or oil substance which is likely to cause health hazard, injury or annoyance, obscure visibility or cause damage to any road, public place or property.

1st offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

2nd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

157A (new) Use of seat belts (Regulations to be made) 1st offence: Not less than Rs. 1,000- and not exceeding Rs. 2,000-

2nd offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 3,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 3,500- and cancellation of the driving licence

Section

Amendment Penalty

160 Use of amplifying equipment

Not less than Rs. 3,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

161 (51) (a) A driver shall forthwith report an accident to the nearest Police Station Not less than Rs. 3,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

161 (51) (B) The insurer shall inform the officer in charge of the nearest police station of such accident with details regarding the accident, names and addresses of the parties involved in the accident as informed to him by the person making the claim

Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

218 Penalty for driving without certificate of insurance or certificate of fitness or emission certificate – contravening Section 99 or Sub-section (5) or (6) of Section 196

Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 25,000- or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both

232E A police officer may detain the driver of a motor vehicle

• Refuses to give his name and address or gives false information

• Involved in an accident resulting in death or grievous injury

• Consumed alcohol or drugs

• In possession of false or forged documents or false number plates

• Forged or altered chassis or engine number

• Possession of a stolen vehicle

232F (2) A police office may detain a motor vehicle

• Driver is unable to produce a valid policy of insurance under Section 99

• Does not posses a valid driving licence

• Belongs to a dealer, repairer or manufacturer who does not hold a respective registration certificate

240 “Accident” means

(a) which occurs or originates on a road, street or any other place open to public traffic

(B) which results in one or more persons being killed or injured or causes damage to property and

© in which at least one moving vehicle was involved and includes collusion between vehicles, between vehicles and pedestrians and between vehicles and animals or fixed objects and includes accidents in which one vehicle alone is involved

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I got the following today; not sure whether its true.. but adding here for your ref.

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Motor Traffic (Amendment) Act, No. 8 of 2009

Registration, Possession and Use of Motor Vehicles

Section Amendment Penalty

2 Unregistered vehicles cannot be on the road unless on a garage/dealer’s plate or temporary permit and used for testing or registration purposes or removal from the customs only. 1st offence: not less than Rs.2,500 and not exceeding Rs.5,000-

2nd offence: not less than Rs.5,000- and not exceeding Rs.10,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: not less than Rs.10,000 and not exceeding Rs.15,000-

2A (new) Its an offence to use a vehicle that is

• Modified without the approval of the Commissioner-General

• Assembled otherwise than brand new parts

• Mechanically defective

• Fails to comply with prescribed standards

• Stolen

• False identity

• Chassis number tampered with 1st offence: Not less than Rs.50,000- and not exceeding Rs.100,000- or one month imprisonment or both

2nd offence: Not less than Rs.100,000- and not exceeding Rs.200,000- or two months imprisonment or both

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs.200,000- and not exceeding Rs. 300,000- or six months imprisonment or both

3 No person under the age of 18 years shall be registered as the owner of a motor vehicle

10 Shall inform and obtain approval from the Commissioner General

• If any details of the registration is changed

• Change of class, alterations, external appearance, seating capacity etc.

Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 20,000-

12 A registered owner shall within 14 days inform the Commissioner of the change of possession of the vehicle by filing Form A

New owner cannot use unless has applied for transfer within 14 days after change of possession. The new owner shall retain Forms B1 and C1

Submission of forged documents thereof Not less than Rs. 3,000- but not exceeding Rs. 6,000-

Not less than Rs. 100- for each day after the 14th day up to 44th day of such failure. Exceeding 44 days; not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 15,000-

Section

Amendment Penalty

18 (5) If a motor vehicle is declared unroardworthy consequent to an accident or other circumstances, the Commissioner-General shall suspend registration

(7) Upon cancellation, the identification plate to be returned to Commissioner-General within 7 days

18 (9) A motor vehicle shall be written off only if:-

• The vehicle has been damaged by collusion, fire, flood, accident, trespass or other event or circumstances

• The insurer or the owner makes a determination that the extent of damage is such that the value of salvage plus the repair cost exceed the market value immediately before the event

(10) An insurer is taken to have made a determination if the insurer:-

• Allows a claim for the full insured value

• Disposes of the vehicle to a 3rd party

(11) A registered owner is taken to have made a determination if he disposes of the vehicle to a wrecker

1st offence: Not less than Rs. 10,000- but not exceeding Rs. 20,000-

2nd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 20,000- but not exceeding Rs. 30,000-

106 (21) No sum shall be payable by an insurer under Section 105 in respect of:

• The plaintiff within 7 days of the commencement of the action has given notice to the insurer with name of the court, case number, names of the parties to the action, insurance policy number, and nature of the action and require the insurer to answer the plaint before a specified date.

• Every notice shall accompany a copy of the plaint

• Insurer shall be a party to such action and shall be entitled to defend

106

112A (new) (22) Where a person transfers to another the ownership of the vehicle together with the insurance, the insurance shall be deemed to have been transferred with effect from that date. Transfer shall include transfer of rights and liabilities.

Transferee shall apply within 44 days from the date of transfer apply to insurer for making the necessary changes.

Section

Amendment Penalty

122 Classification of motor vehicles into 10 types

Driving of specified other classes of vehicles

123 (2) (a) A person who wishes to learn to drive a motor vehicle shall make an application to the Commissioner-General for a Learner Permit and obtain an insurance cover in accordance with Section 99

Light vehicles: 17 years of age or above

Heavy vehicles: 20 years of age or above

132B

(new) Any person who is a visitor to Sri Lanka and possessing a valid international driving licence issued by any Contracting State or States acceded to Vienna Convention, shall be deemed to posses a driving licence to drive the class or classes or vehicles specified in the driving permit

138 (1A) © If any person possess more than one driving licence issued by Commissioner-General at any one time or is in the possession of driving licence of another person without lawful authority, shall be guilty of an offence

Not less than Rs. 10,000- and not exceeding Rs. 15,000- and to the confiscation of such licence

138A

(new) Each driving licence holder shall inform the Commissioner-General by registered post or personal delivery, of any changes in his residence and postal address within 30 days of such change and the Commissioner-General shall endorse the changes 1st offence: Not less than Rs. 1,000- and not exceeding Rs. 2,000-

2nd offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 3,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 3,500- and cancellation of the driving licence

155A (new) (1) a person shall be guilty of an offence if the motor vehicle driven by him emits smoke, visible vapour, grit, sparks, ashes, cinder, grease or oil substance which is likely to cause health hazard, injury or annoyance, obscure visibility or cause damage to any road, public place or property.

1st offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

2nd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

157A (new) Use of seat belts (Regulations to be made) 1st offence: Not less than Rs. 1,000- and not exceeding Rs. 2,000-

2nd offence: Not less than Rs. 2,000- and not exceeding Rs. 3,000-

3rd or subsequent offence: Not less than Rs. 3,500- and cancellation of the driving licence

Section

Amendment Penalty

160 Use of amplifying equipment

Not less than Rs. 3,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

161 (51) (a) A driver shall forthwith report an accident to the nearest Police Station Not less than Rs. 3,000- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000-

161 (51) (B) The insurer shall inform the officer in charge of the nearest police station of such accident with details regarding the accident, names and addresses of the parties involved in the accident as informed to him by the person making the claim

Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 10,000-

218 Penalty for driving without certificate of insurance or certificate of fitness or emission certificate – contravening Section 99 or Sub-section (5) or (6) of Section 196

Not less than Rs. 5,000- and not exceeding Rs. 25,000- or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both

232E A police officer may detain the driver of a motor vehicle

• Refuses to give his name and address or gives false information

• Involved in an accident resulting in death or grievous injury

• Consumed alcohol or drugs

• In possession of false or forged documents or false number plates

• Forged or altered chassis or engine number

• Possession of a stolen vehicle

232F (2) A police office may detain a motor vehicle

• Driver is unable to produce a valid policy of insurance under Section 99

• Does not posses a valid driving licence

• Belongs to a dealer, repairer or manufacturer who does not hold a respective registration certificate

240 “Accident” means

(a) which occurs or originates on a road, street or any other place open to public traffic

(B) which results in one or more persons being killed or injured or causes damage to property and

© in which at least one moving vehicle was involved and includes collusion between vehicles, between vehicles and pedestrians and between vehicles and animals or fixed objects and includes accidents in which one vehicle alone is involved

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Guys,

I just picked up a friend from the airport on their return from SL, they tell me that the speed limit is no longer enfoced in the country,is it true?

Now we get to see the full potential of the Viking with Hino power!

Maithri.

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155A (new) (1) a person shall be guilty of an offence if the motor vehicle driven by him emits smoke, visible vapour, grit, sparks, ashes, cinder, grease or oil substance which is likely to cause health hazard, injury or annoyance, obscure visibility or cause damage to any road, public place or property.

isn this means having the emmsion test repost ?

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My sister (who is a lawyer) sent me this circular then have been sent.

As per section 161 (51) (a) of the Motor Traffic Act, it is a requirement that the driver should report an accident to the nearest police station. If a driver fails to report such accident forthwith to the officer in charge of the nearest police station, he/she shall on conviction be liable to a fine not less than Rs.3,000/- and not exceeding Rs. 5,000/-. Therefore, it is mandatory for all the accidents to be reported to the nearest police station by the driver.

At the same time, section 161 (51) (b ) states that the, Insurer shall inform the officer in charge of the nearest police station of such accidents with details regarding the accident, names and addresses of the parties involved in the accident with brief description of the accident. If the Insurer fails to inform such an accident, they are liable to a fine not less than Rs.5,000/- and not exceeding Rs.10,000/-.

These changes are effective from 01 July 2009.

(with apologies for reanimating old threads).. is it necessary to keep the emissions test result in the car? should it be the original or will a copy do?

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On the matter of following laws, it has been observed by fellow motorist that at the Nugegoda Flyover is also being used by pedestrians to cross over to the other side of the road.

Someone should let the people know that the Flyover is for vehicles only.

I guess theres always a first in SL.

Wonder if the cops would give out a fine to people using the flyover since its quicker to cross the road than wait for the traffic lights to change and then cross the road.

If someone can explain to me why cyclists are trying to climb the flyover causing a long queue of vehicles to form behind them? Three wheelers are bad enough, but bicycles? Geez!

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If someone can explain to me why cyclists are trying to climb the flyover causing a long queue of vehicles to form behind them? Three wheelers are bad enough, but bicycles? Geez!

All members,

What comments about installed traffic lights on Round abouts.

As far as my knowledge what applied is on a Round about is you give way to in coming driver from your driving side.

If I am wrong please correct me.

Wijesinghe.

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All members,

What comments about installed traffic lights on Round abouts.

As far as my knowledge what applied is on a Round about is you give way to in coming driver from your driving side.

If I am wrong please correct me.

Wijesinghe.

yes. but what if he flow from the right comes through continuously and there is no flow from the right of that?

Edited by NPP

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All members,

What comments about installed traffic lights on Round abouts.

As far as my knowledge what applied is on a Round about is you give way to in coming driver from your driving side.

If I am wrong please correct me.

Wijesinghe.

Yo Sylvi!

How on earth did you drive your chana truck around sri lanka for the past 75 years? Use ur common sense when driving. Is there's a traffic light follow it!

You seem to be just asking retarded questions for the sake of asking! Got no windscreens to polish?

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According to Section 196 as amended by the 2009 Act to wit Section 196(5) proviso you can still produce the valid emission certificate to the Court etc. So I guess you could tell the police officer (there should be two for corroboration purposes) that if he wants to proceed that you will submit the emission certificate in court. As for the certificate of fitness in this instance I do not think even GOD knows what it is. I normally take my emission certificate in my car. I did it through the Laughs subsidiary where on the face of the emission certificate it states clearly to carry it in the vehicle at all times. When you need to get the revenue licence you will have to produce the original emission certificate which will be returned.

To add to what I have said also the emission certificate is an important document which could help to find the genuine mileage of a vehicle.

Still I don't see the point in taking the emission certificate around in the vehicle when it is already checked by the authorities and the revenue licence issued on it.

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@Niranjan: The fitness cert is for any vehicle registered as a lorry. I think its required for busses too.

Edited by Watchman

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