As per directions of Chief Minister Punjab, a plenary session was held to stop traffic accidents on roads and highways at central police office.
Causes of traffic accidents and steps taken for stopping these accidents were examined in detail in the session.
Mutual steps should be taken by teams of PHP, traffic police and district police to reduce traffic accidents, Addl IG PHP,
In order to control over speeding of Buses, wagons and other old vehicles plying on public routes, special teams should pay their role effectively. Addl IG Traffic.
As per the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and the vision of IG Punjab Captain retired Arif Nawaz Khan, an essential session was held meant to reduce traffic accidents and protect precious lives of the citizens at Central Police Office in which all RPOs of the province participated through video link. The session was chaired by Addl IG PHP Captain retired Zafar Iqbal. Addl IG Traffic Muhammad Farooq Mazhar was also present at the occasion whereas a detailed examination was conducted regarding causes of traffic accidents and steps taken for controlling of these accidents.
Addl IG PHP Captain retired Zafar Iqbal directed to RPOs that special teams of Punjab highway patrol, traffic police and district police should be formed to check overspeeding and fitness of vehicles on roads. He further directed to ensure compliance of traffic rules by all all vehicles especially public service vehicles plying on roads at any cost. He further emphasized that the fitness standard of Buses, wagons and vehicles running on public routes should be checked and no vehicle should be allowed to run on the roads having no standard and fitness in accordance with the devised SOP violating the traffic laws. He further said that PHP and traffic police should ensure their strict patrolling on highways and roads effectively in the weather of fog and smog whereas awareness campaign for passengers should also be continued.
Addl IG Traffic while discussing with officers in the session said that 60 percent accidents occur due to overspeeding and 39 percent accidents occur due to negligence of the drivers therefore under age, inexperienced and careless drivers should not be allowed to drive public transport and special teams should play their positive and vibrant role in this regard. He further said that there should be a close coordination with vehicle inspection certificates centers so that their performance may be made more effective whereas the Buses, wagons and old vehicles plying on public routes should not be allowed to run on roads without getting fitness certificate. He moreover said that mostly accidents occur due to commercial passengers vehicles therfore CTOs should devise a comprehensive strategy and take steps to reduce the accidents. He added that CTOs should directly supervise the mutual teams of PHP, Traffic Police and District Police.
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