Police will no longer issue warning tickets for traffic offenders. They will instead be booked for offences and asked to pay spot fines or be charged in courts.
The move follows a directive from Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya to DIG (Traffic) Lucky Peiris.
The directive, Police officials say, followed reports to the Police Chief that there had been a marked increase in accidents countrywide.
They say until this rising trend is lowered there will be no more warning tickets. The warning tickets also became a medium for those with influence to speak to senior officers and have offender released. According to the latest directive, no warning tickets can be issued by the Police.