Road users should act in a responsible manner and take care they don’t infringe on the rights of others because this is the only way to ensure a safe road environment and avoid accidents.
This was stated by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Traffic Syed Karar Hussain while addressing participants of a two-day road safety workshop held for the staffers of Hagler Bailly, a private organisation.
The company’s Managing Director Vaqar Zakaria attended the concluding ceremony while more than 50 people attended the workshop and were told about traffic rules.
The ITP education team briefed the participants about its achievements, safety measures while walking along the road, road crossing code, causes of accidents and how to protect oneself, defensive driving and its requirements, measures to prevent risky situations on road, planning for a long journey, positioning vehicle or lane discipline, right of way on junctions and road markings, safe overtaking, traffic signboards and traffic light signals and perils of using a mobile phone while driving.
SSP Traffic said the ITP’s task is to facilitate road users. He maintained that modern techniques and communication methods are employed to disseminate road safety awareness among road users.
He stressed the need to cater to the rights of others on roads especially of pedestrians to avoid accidents, adding that a good driver should have patience and be alert because carelessness or sluggishness might bring misery to that person and for others.
He further said driving is a skill and the objective of the road safety education programme is to bring further ease for people on roads.
Senior members of the company appreciated ITP and endorsed its initiatives for the betterment of the traffic system in the capital.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2021.
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