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Sri Lankan police Monday announced a major crackdown against speeding drivers after two buses racing each other killed a passenger and injured 16 in the same area where a train-bus crash killed 37 last week. Sri Lankan police Monday announced a major crackdown against speeding drivers after two buses racing each other killed a passenger and injured 16 in the same area where a train-bus crash killed 37 last week. Traffic police chief Lucky Peiris said a passenger was killed Monday when the driver lost control of his bus which crashed into a coconut tree in the same police area where the country’s worst train-bus accident occurred last week.

“There is so much indiscipline among private bus drivers and they don’t seem to have learned the lesson from last week’s crash,” Peiris told AFP.

“We are deploying our men in full strength for an intensive crackdown from Tuesday.”

Sri Lanka, which has among the world’s most dangerous roads, last week announced it would impose tighter rules to check rash bus driving amid criticism of the authorities after the train and bus collision.

The National Transport Commission said it would fast track new regulations on the operation of private buses in a bid t