Police to educate oil tanker drivers about safety

Jan 09, 2018

LAHORE -  Chief Traffic Officer Rai Ijaz Ahmad on Monday said the drivers of oil tankers must be trained about road safety measures and traffic laws.

The officer ordered his department to re-launch an awareness campaign to educate the drivers of oil tankers. The owners of oil tankers should ensure safety measures before transfer of oil tankers from one place to another, he said.

The move comes one day after two oil tankers crashed on Lahore’s Canal Road, triggering worst traffic mess in many parts of the metropolis. Both the accidents forced the authorities to launch a quick operation to avoid untoward incident as fuel started spilling from the tankers on busy roads.

Rai Ijaz issued these directions while presiding over a meeting at his office on Monday. Traffic police officers and representatives of oil tankers and oil terminals were also present on this occasion.

According to a police spokesman, banners will be displayed at different points on the national highway to create awareness among drivers of oil tankers and trucks. Similarly, Road Safety Officers will deliver lectures to drivers of heavy transports

(The Nation)