Fines from road rule violations for health sector

“This process is not to get an income for the Government,” the Minister said. The fines collected from road rule violations will be used to improve the health sector and other essential services, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today.He said the Government is not estimating the income to be collected from fines as it is purely to reduce road accidents. Karunanayake said that the latest technology will be used to ensure a transparent process is followed when imposing a fine on an offender. The government had recently increased the fines on road rule violations despite objections from some sections of the public transport sector. (Colombo Gazette)