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* Sri Lanka's Transport Ministry to introduce age limits for public transport drivers to minimize road accidents
Sun, Feb 9, 2014, 09:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 09, Colombo: The Transport Ministry of Sri Lanka says it will introduce stern regulations to minimize the road accidents involving public transport vehicles.

The Ministry as the first step has decided to introduce age limits for persons driving public transport vehicles.

An official from the Ministry told the media that the age group of persons eligible to drive public transport vehicles according to new Transport Ministry regulations will be limited to between 23 and 65 years of age.

The Ministry will also bar persons with any criminal record from driving public transport vehicles.

It will also be made mandatory to have at least two years of driving experience to get special endorsement from the Commissioner of General of Motor Traffic to get behind the wheel of a public transport vehicle.

Once the new regulations are in place, persons applying for licenses to drive public transport vehicles will have to get a medical certificate issued by the National Transport Medical Institute, and complete a first aid course at the same institute or another institute authorized by the Motor Traffic Chief.

They would also need to pass a mechanical knowledge examination and complete a training course on driving public transport vehicles.

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