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Road Death every 3.5 Hours, 2 Critically Injured.

Sundayobserver.lk: Features | Death every 3 � ‘honour’: Road accident statistics compiled by the computer division of the Traffic Police reveals that a Sri Lankan is killed in a road accident every 3 � hours and twice that number are critically injured. This is a clear indication that road travel is becoming increasingly dangerous and hazardous.

Compared to road deaths in the pre-1970s, the risk of death on the roads faced by Sri Lankans has nearly trebled. Such a tragic scenario is inevitable with higher volumes and a variety of traffic moving on an inadequate road network. The existing road network is incapable of accommodating the varying demands, volumes and mix of road use. There is a dire need for the State to bring about an overall improvement to the road network.

This has to be complemented by an integrated road safety enforcement system. This should be coupled with an efficient and a convenient mode of public transport.

This will discourage the use of unsafe private modes of travel which would not only ease traffic congestion but minimise road traffic accidents as well.
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