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Cops told to go easy on minor traffic offences

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Assistant Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Nihal Nanayakkara yesterday said minor traffic offences should be taken lightly and those responsible should be warned and discharged without being fined.

These instructions have gone out to cops after Thursday’s budget increased minimum fines for traffic offences from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2,500, a five hundred per cent increase. He said policemen had been instructed to invite such traffic offenders to attend weekly classes conducted at police stations.