ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The road safety campaign of Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) is in full swing for the last one week to control the violation of traffic rules and minimize the accident ratio in the Federal Capital.
The main objective of this road safety campaign is to control lane violations and ensure implementation of traffic rules, like use of indicators before taking turn or changing lane, SSP (Traffic) Malik Matloob said.
Following the directions of Interior Ministry to prepare a plan for avoiding road accidents and traffic jams in the city, he said that road safety campaign has been launched in the capital.
On the main highways, he said those coming to Islamabad from other cities normally do not follow traffic lane rules and avoid using indicators before taking any turn. Such road users would be educated through our special squads in the ongoing week while strict monitoring would be ensured for implementation of traffic rules, he added.
He said ITP squads remain present on Islamabad Expressway, Kashmir Highway and Murree Road to educate road users about traffic rules.
After education campaign till January 8, 2017, those violating traffic rules on these specific roads will be fined and safer road environment would be ensured through constant monitoring on these boulevards.
The FM Radio 92.4 is also broadcasting special programs to aware citizens about importance of lane discipline and traffic rules.
Meanwhile, an ITP police source said that extra deployment of police personnel at busy roads has been made to control traffic jams. This deployment is also a part of police plan, which has been made following the directions of the ministry, the source added.