ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to introduce new traffic regulations complying with the international standards in Islamabad. The decision was taken during a high-level session chaired by Interior Minister Ijaz Shah which directed the concerned authorities to start the implementation of the new traffic regulations. Under the new law, a driving licence will be suspended if a person gets three traffic violation tickets. People will face fines for smoking while driving, whereas, front seat belt has been declared mandatory. Moreover, the law will enable legal action against the superintendent police (SP) and duty officer over traffic jams without any proper reason. The interior minister said that the deadline for the implementation of the latest orders is September 30 and the authorities must initiate a social media campaign for public awareness.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2019.