ISLAMABAD: Traffic police have renewed their campaign against use of pressure horns on roads. Squads of Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) on Monday took down pressure horns from several trucks and public service vehicles. Police said the drive was aimed at reducing noise pollution in the city. ITP chief SSP Malik Matloob said they were working to make Islamabad a city free from road accidents and noise pollution on roads. Police have advised all road users to strictly adhere to traffic rules, particularly use of proper ETO-issued number plates, seat belt and helmet for bikers. ITP said a total of 10,010 bikers had been penalised in first 15 days of the new year for driving without helmet. Another 3,768 drivers faced action for not using seat belt while 2,206 drivers were penalised for using improper and fancy number plates. Police issued 2,621 tickets for using mobile phones while driving. A total of 757 motorbikes and vehicles were impounded in police stations for various traffic rules violations in the 15-day period.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2018.