Karachi traffic police impose Rs11.8m fines in last 15 days


The traffic police imposed a fine of Rs11.8 million in last 15 days on underaged drivers, their parents, and car owners.

According to a statement issued by the Traffic Police Department, a fine worth Rs1,000 was imposed on the parents of underaged drivers and car owners who provided vehicles to minors.

The statement further said more than 5,800 fines have been issued worth Rs5.8 million for violating different traffic rules in the metropolis.

“More than 12,000 fines worth Rs500 each have been imposed against children below 18 years of age. The amount totalled to Rs6 million,” it added. Moreover, the department seized 12,616 vehicles during the crackdown.

In August, Karachi police chief Iqbal Dara launched a Traffic Surveillance Unit (TSU), which will work round the clock to help improve the traffic management system of the city and to also catch those involved in malpractices.

DIG Dara asid the surveillance system was linked with Google Maps, through which they could easily check any dark spots for traffic hurdles, and the problems could be rectified immediately by informing the relevant traffic kiosk.

He said they had linked the TSU with the cameras of the Central Police Office, the Civic Centre and the Special Security Unit, as well as with 1,608 active cameras installed for surveillance of the city’s major thoroughfares.

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