NHA launches awareness campaign  

DIG issued tickets, briefed police officers and drivers of vehicles loaded with hazardous substance


Our Correspondent August 25, 2017
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LAHORE: National Highway and Motorway Police have launched an awareness campaign regarding SOPs dealing with carrying hazardous and dangerous materials on highways and motorways.

As a part of the campaign, DIG Mirza Faran Baig issued tickets and briefed the police officers and the drivers of vehicles loaded with hazardous substance.

“The patrol officers should be extra vigilant. Park the patrolling vehicle at appropriate safe distance, which shall normally be a greater distance as compared to dealing with other vehicles switch on the flashing lights,” he said.

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He directed patrolling officers to carefully examine any leakage, smell or other unusual indication (if any) in vehicles before interacting with a driver. He also advised them to direct the driver/crew members to accompany the patrolling officer to a safe distance from the hazard for obtaining information or briefing.

“The patrolling officer should not stop a vehicle loaded with hazardous substance in populated areas.”

Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2017.

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