‘Over 2,900 road accident deaths this year’

Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara yesterday said that over 2,297 people were killed in road accidents from January 1 to October 5 this year.

The three most vulnerable groups who died due to accidents were, motor cycle riders, pedestrians and three-wheeler drivers.

Addressing a media briefing at Police Headquarters yesterday, he said that there has been a singnificant in increase in the number of fatal accidents occurring on pedestrian crossings.

The Police Media Spokesman said Sanka Rathnayaka,an old boy of St.Joseph’s College, Maradana has introduced mobile App to prevent accidents occurring at night on or near pedestrian crossings. Rathnayake,a resident of Nugegoda is awaiting university entrance this year. The app emits a high frequency sound and display several bright colours at pedestrian crossings which will be visible to motorists.


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