MTD focuses on increasing number of vehicle
Learner drivers should be more disciplined
Motor Traffic Department (MTD) has focused special attention on the
increasing number of vehicle accidents at night and called upon driving
school instructors to provide more training for learner drivers after
A spokesman for the MTD said that conducting training classes at
night would help drivers avoid accidents. The spokesman said that many
learner drivers are not familiar with the Highway Code and most of them
are not self-disciplined at the wheel.
Motor Traffic Commissioner General, B.D.L . Dharmapriya told the
Sunday Observer that some driving school instructors do not pay much
attention on the Highway Code.
He said new drivers should be trained on busy roads, crowded
junctions and roundabouts even at peak hours in the morning and evening,
so that they could receive a better training to drive even in heavy
He said that a person who holds a temporary driving licence, from the
Registrar of Motor Vehicles. (RMV) until the permanent licence is issued
should drive a vehicle with the assistance of an authorised driving
instructor or with a person who holds a valid driving licence.
A reputed driving school instructor, W.J.P.A de Silva of Moratuwa
called upon temporary driving licence holders to practise more on busy
roads until the licensee is familiar with the road rules and drive in
He said many road accidents generally take place due to the
negligence of indisciplined drivers.