Reduction in road accidents witnessed in Islamabad during 2011

Reduction in road accidents witnessed in Islamabad during 2011

Islamabad: A significant reduction has been witnessed in fatal and non-fatal road accidents during six months of 2011 as compared to corresponding period of 2010 as the traffic management got improved on the busy roads of the Capital due to team work of Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP).

According to a police spokesman, 85 fatal and non-fatal road accidents occurred in 2011 as compared to 102 accidents in the corresponding period of 2010. A reduction of 28.81 percent reduction was witnessed in non-fatal road accidents during 2011 while death ratio in the fatal road accident was also less this year as compared to corresponding period of the year 2010.

SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood has said that ITP is doing its utmost effort to maintain traffic discipline in the city and conduct checking through radars to control over-speeding practices. He said that 5824 vehicles were issued fine tickets due to over-speeding and efforts were being made to check rash driving.

The SSP (Traffic) directed to control such violations which can be dangerous for the life of road users, pedestrian and others too.

He said that ITP had arranged several road safety workshops, seminars and awareness campaigns during the current year while education team of ITP arranged special lectures in schools, colleges, universities, government as well private institutions. He said that a total of 359093 road users were educated through this education campaign during the current year.

The SSP (Traffic) said that several refresher courses were arranged for the drivers of public transport vehicles while students of various educational institutions also visited the ITP offices to see the functioning of the police.

Dr. Moeen said that it is the prime objective of ITP to ensure safe road environment in the capital and fine tickets are issued to the masses not as a punitive measure but to make them more responsible while moving on the road. He also appealed to the masses for their cooperation while urging them to follow the traffic rules in order to ensure safe road environment in the capital.

A total of 287258 fine tickets were issued to motorists during the current year for not over violation of traffic rules in the city and a total fine amounting Rs. 70849300 was collected.

The SSP (Traffic) said that ITP had succeeded to maintain an exemplary traffic system in the capital and its personnel are following the operational codes of the force in true letter and spirit including elimination of VIP culture and equal application of traffic rules in the city.

ITP, he said, had become model of excellence through its service-oriented policies and further endeavoring to come up to the expectations of the general public by ensuring traffic discipline in the city.

Dr. Moeen said ITP had got the image of corruption-free and people-friendly force through hard work and eliminating the curse of corruption from the organization.

He said that FM Radio 92.4 of ITP is airing various entertainment and educational programs from 6.30 am to 12 pm daily. The purpose is to educate citizens about traffic rules, aware them about traffic situation on various roads and provide entertainment to them. Quality of these programs will be further improved in future, he added.

The SSP (Traffic) said that licensing system of ITP is of international standard and further improvement is being made to facilitate the applicants seeking license of Islamabad district.

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