AG Instructs Police Not To Use Speed Guns As Evidence Against Offenders

The Attorney General has instructed the police not to use speed guns (radar speed meter) as evidence against the speed driving offenders when they are prosecuted for reckless driving.

The Attorney General has decided to cancel his previous determination in which he directed the Police to use speed guns against the speed driving offenders since the relevant authorities failed to fully implement the speed limit regulations stipulated by Supreme Court in 2008. The determination was issued in 2009.

Then Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva in a judgment directed that all illegal sign boards of speed limits be pulled down and much visible sign boards be put on for the convenience of motorists.

It was learnt that the Road Development Authority is yet to implement the regulation and it has not been formally informed to the Supreme Court regarding the implementation.

In this backdrop, the Attorney General has instructed the Police Traffic Headquarters not to use speed guns as evidence for the offences relating to reckless driving and reckless endangerment charges.

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