In a concerted effort to raise awareness and improve safety standards on the roads, Rawalpindi City Traffic Officer (CTO) Mazhar Iqbal personally distributed pamphlets and rearview mirrors among motorcyclists on Friday under an ongoing awareness campaign launched by the traffic police's education wing.
Speaking on the occasion, the CTO said that one quick glance at the rearview mirror could save a two-wheeler’s life as most road accidents and deaths of bikers are attributed to the fact that bikers do not use these mirrors.
Sideview or rearview mirrors are an important road safety tool he said, adding that the CTP has launched a new initiative to make roads safer for two-wheelers.
He said the CTP was making efforts to create awareness about the effective use and importance of rearview mirrors as these represent an eye at the back for a motorcyclist, especially during the heavy flow of traffic on roads during rush hour.
CTP Education Wing officials have been directed to make the two-wheeler riders aware of the importance of rearview mirrors, he said.
CTO Iqbal directed the wing to expedite or fast track the public awareness campaign about traffic rules and road safety.
He also directed officials concerned to ensure that road users strictly observe traffic signs, signals, traffic rules and regulations on the city roads.
He said that maximum pamphlets should be distributed among the public, especially frequent road users, to spread awareness about traffic rules and road safety.
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