Road safety personnel aim to improve police-public relations

RSOs will report all fatal and nonfatal accidents on a daily basis


Our Correspondent November 25, 2017
PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Chief Traffic Officer Lahore Rai Ejaz said on Friday that steps were being taken to improve the image of police and to bring the force closer to the people.

He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting to overview performance of road safety officers (RSO) at Qurban Police Lines on Friday.

Road accident victims remembered

A camera training session will be held for RSOs to handle road accident incidents. Speaking on the occasion, Ejaz said the purpose of the camera training was to identify the mistakes of drivers. He also directed RSOs to report all fatal and nonfatal accidents on a daily basis.

“If an accident occurs, immediately tend to the injured until the arrival of their family. Also, arrange blood on a priority basis to save lives,” he said.

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“Under the image improvement programme, RSOs are deployed in each sector for the Accident Victim Support Programme. Moreover, they should also condole with the families of people killed in accidents. They should also give briefings for precautionary measures to avoid such incidents in future.”

Lahore CTO Rai Ejaz said participation of the public was assured to stop accidents and to provide safe passage to the general public.

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

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