Police launches awareness campaign to avoid traffic accidents


PESHAWAR: Peshawar Traffic Police (PTP) has launched an awareness campaign to reduce the occurrence of traffic-related accidents by advising parents to disallow their school going children from riding on top of vehicles as it poses a great threat to their lives.

In a public service message, the traffic police have appealed to parents by advising them to stop their children from climbing on roofs of vehicles or hanging in windows. The police have sought the cooperation of parents to ensure the safety of children as many cases of injuries have been reported due to improper use of vehicles.

Traffic police have also asked citizens to register their complaints and make suggestions at their helpline 1915, Facebook page facebook.com/PeshawarTrafficManagentSystem or “RAABTA” app which can be downloaded from the play store.

Traffic police have also displayed banners at key points on roads, besides radio station of police regularly airing programmes to educate transporters, drivers and citizen on traffic law and safety measures.

The police is also organising seminars in schools to sensitise and educate children on safety while traveling in public transport. They also asked schools management and teachers to play their important role about awareness among school children.

Police have started imposing fines for violating rules and overloading in vehicles.