RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi City Traffic Officer (CTO) Yousaf Ali Shahid has directed the City Traffic Police (CTP) Education Wing to accelerate the public awareness campaign in regard to traffic rules and road safety.
The CTO directed the officials concerned to ensure that road users should strictly observe traffic signs, signals, traffic rules and regulations in the city. He said that maximum pamphlets should be distributed among the public, especially frequent road users, to spread awareness about traffic rules and road safety.
Furthermore, the traffic officer directed the department’s education wing to arrange lectures, seminars, walks, radio programmes and also use other mediums of communication to spread awareness among the general public. The CTO, on the directives of Rawalpindi Regional Police Officer Muhammad Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja, informed the officials concerned that the CTP officials were creating traffic rules awareness among the citizens, as well as striving hard to regulate the city traffic.
Moreover, Shahid also said that the citizens, during the awareness campaign, should be informed that the use of mobile phone while driving was dangerous and the habit should be avoided altogether.
He also said that in order to make the campaign more effective and meaningful, traffic wardens and officers have been issued special instructions, while adding that the department’s Education Wing had been making efforts to spread road safety awareness among the public so that travelling could be made safe and easy for all road users. In the end, he said that traffic rules should not be violated since it leads to negligent driving which could lead to fatal road accidents.