Generating revenue: Islamabad Traffic Police generates Rs27m in fines in two months

Over 100,000 vehicles were fined in January and February.

Our Correspondent March 11, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) generated Rs27.6 million in fines in January and February, said a press release. The ITP fined 100,432 vehicles in two months.

“Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has become a model of excellence through its service-oriented policies and is further endeavoring to meet the expectations of the general public by ensuring traffic discipline in the city,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Dr Moeen Masood while reviewing the overall performance report of the ITP for the current year.

Masood said that the ITP had developed the image of a corruption-free and
people friendly police force through hard work, and is doing its best to maintain the image.

“Elimination of VIP culture and equal application of law are the operational codes of the ITP, which has become the model of excellence for all law enforcement agencies in the country,” he added.

The motorists who were fined for using their cell phones while driving stood at 4,922; 11,336 motorcyclists were fined for not using helmet, 5,662 motorists for not using seatbelts, 766 for driving vehicles without licenses, 753 vehicles were fined for having tinted glasses, 4,871 for violation of signals, 2378 for wrong parking, 8,380 for careless driving, 1,357 for no registration plates, 4,623 for neglecting others’ right, 1,553 for driving vehicles without permit, 3,126 for route violation, 951 for using pressure horns, 2,860 for taking wrong turns and 3,380 for lane violations.

Similarly, 1,061 transport vehicles were fined for carrying passengers dangerously, 711 for defective light while other violations included driving on one-way roads, driving on the wrong side of the road, obstructing traffic, overloading, speeding, faulty exhausts, taking illegal turns and unnecessary use of high beams.

Masood said ITP education teams would visit public and private organisations, trade and transport unions, universities, colleges and schools to inculcate road safety tips through road safety training.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2012.


Attif Abbas | 9 years ago | Reply

Great job,just take whatever pennies are left in poor Pakistanis it baby,do it.

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