More Traffic Signals for Jaffna
The major causes for road accidents in the Jaffna Peninsula were due to lack of knowledge of highway rules among the people because of the the 30-year-long conflict situation and lack of traffic signals to regulate vehicle movements, said National Council for Road Safety Chairman Dr. Sisira Kodagoda.
He said although there are 64 major junctions in the Jaffna Peninsula, only three had traffic signals.
In order to minimize the rising rate of road accidents in Jaffna National Council for Road Safety introduced awareness programme to educate the people of Jaffna.
During the programme, schoolchildren, drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists were made aware on road accidents and traffic signals while cyclists were instructed to install reflectors at the rear of bicycles to make them visible at nights.
Traffic signals will be installed at rest of the major junctions in Jaffna to minimise the rising number of road accidents.
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