City Traffic Police has launched one-week Traffic Scouts Internship Programme. More than 50 students of a college participated in the course.
CTO Lahore Dr Assad Malhi, SP City Shehzad Khan distributed flowers and pamphlets among the citizens along with students.
Dr Assad Malhi in his media briefing said that Traffic Scouts Internship Programme is being organised with the support of students of schools, colleges and universities.
Students will educate the citizens about the usefulness of lane lines, helmets, seats and driving licences in different chowks of the city for a week.
Dr Malhi said that due to strict enforcement, 95 percent of the citizens wore helmets on The Mall while there has been a 70 to 80 percent reduction of head injury cases due to strict enforcement of helmet rules.
He further said that compliance with traffic rules is essential for reducing accidents and safe travel. A good driver is one who drives safely.
Dr Malhi said that traffic education should be a part of basic education.
More than 72 lakh vehicles are registered in the provincial capital and traffic police is taking historic measures to keep them moving and to give safe and clean roads to the citizens.
He further said that a civilised society can be judged by the adherence to traffic rules.
‘We should prove that we are a civilised nation by following the traffic rules,’ he added. He further said that compliance with traffic rules is essential for reducing accidents and safe travel.