Road traffic accidents decline by 29pc in capital

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The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) Thursday pointed out that there had been a marked decline of 29 per cent in road accidents due to inclusive approach, aimed at sensitizing citizens about traffic rules and regulations in federal capital. A document, shared by the ITP, indicated that some 111 fatal and non-fatal accidents took place on the roads and major avenues of the city, as compared to 157 in 2018.
As many as 76 peoples lost their lives in fatal road collisions during the first eight months of 2019, compared to the last year, it added. Moreover, 67 citizens got injured during the said period in comparison with the last year.
Around 131 accidents of different types were reported in the Islamabad Capital Territory during this year, out of that 20 were in the jurisdiction of National Highway and Motorway Police, it said.—APP