3,400 police personnel deployed to arrest traffic violators during festive season

Around 3,400 police officers have been deployed to apprehend drivers who violate traffic rules during the festive season, a senior SP in Kurunegala told the Daily News.

The operation was commenced last Sunday and will continue until January 5, he added. Furthermore, 450 police personnel in casual wear have been deployed to train stations to arrest those who violate social distancing and other COVID-19-related health guidelines as it has been observed that many passengers were not wearing face masks, the SP stated. Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana has stated that about 1,611 persons have been apprehended over health violations in buses and trains since October 30.

Moreover, 560 persons have died in road accidents due to reckless and drunk driving, this year.

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