3,600 caution notices issued for driving violations on bridge

Sinamale' Bridge. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Police Service says they have sent 3,600 caution notices for driving violations on Sinamale’ Bridge, starting from October 15th to date.

Police began sending caution notices through text messages to the phone number of the registered owner of the vehicle on October 11th.

Over a month into the initiative, Police state a total of 3,600 caution notices have been sent so far.

They detailed that caution notices have been sent for speeding on the bridge and illegally changing the lane.

A sample caution notice sent by police to vehicle owners for driving violations on Sinamale' Bridge. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

The violations are identified through speed cameras installed at the bridge.

Police note that the caution notices will include no external links.

Police began the initiative after dangerous accidents on Sinamale’ Bridge and the highway; most of which were a result of losing control of the vehicle due to speeding or during overtaking. 

Two people were injured in a dangerous crash on the highway just yesterday; a result of a speeding motorbike veering out of control and hitting a car, before crashing into another motorbike.