28,314 fine tickets issued for not fastening seat belt during drive

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) issued 12,059 fine tickets to road users for using mobile phones during drive and 28,314 other motorists for not fastening seat belts, a police spokesman said.
Following the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar, he said that special campaign is underway to check violations while various squads headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed are performing duties at main roads of the city and taking action against the violators.
During the ongoing year, the police spokesman said that action was taken against 28,314 motorists for not fastening seat belt during drive and 12,059 motorists for using mobile during dr-
ive.
The SSP (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed said that campaign is underway to ensure disciplinary traffic system in the city and he also appealed the citizens to follow rules.
He said that ITP personnel have been directed to ensure implementation on traffic rules and regulation irrespective of status and rank and demonstrate patience and politeness while issuing traffic violation tickets to the road users.
He said that it has been directed to adopt decent attitude with road users and ensure implementation on policy of ‘Phele Salam-Phir Kalam’.
The SSP (Traffic) said that ITP is also ensuring action against those violating traffic rules including one-wheelers, wrong parking and those driving bikes without silencers.
The force issues traffic violation tickets not as a punitive measure but the purpose is to ensure safe road environment in the Capital and secure the lives of the people, he maintained.

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