A total of 40 drivers were yesterday arrested by the police for various traffic offences on the motorway in a special operation.

Some of the suspects were driving on the shoulders of the road while others made wrongful U-turns on the stretch of the road.

The operation which was under the auspices of the National Motor Traffic and Transport Department was led by Chief Superintendent (C/Supt) Agnes Caesar, the second in command of the Central Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (C/MTTU) was to ensure sanity on the roads.

Chief Supt Caesar said the attitudes of some of the drivers’ posed great danger to other road users.

She said wrongful U-turns have been created by some of the drivers and affected commuters and other road users.

The Commanding Officer said the drivers are being proceed and would be arraigned before the motor courts.