Things to expect in Sri Lanka

1) DOGS

There are many stray dogs in Sri Lanka. Beware of them on rural roads as they have a tendency to run across the road due to loud exhausts.

 

2) STAGE BUSES

Bus drivers have very poor road manners especially on trunk roads. Be prepared and alert for them to cut into your lane.

 

3) THREE WHEELERS OR TUK TUKS

Kings of the road. Another guy with poor road manners. Darts in and out of traffic.

 

4) PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

Please give way to pedestrians crossing the road at zebra crossings and traffic lights. Its common courtesy.

 

5) POLICE

The Policemen are every where. Keep to road rules and never ever overtake at a solid white line on the road.

 

 

Crowds gather easily when big bikes are around.

Police Officers are generally very helpful but strict on traffic rules.