Road safety: Motorway police to check unfit vehicles

Around 50 vehicles barred from using motorways for 15 days.

News Desk July 11, 2014

National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) will launch a campaign against mechanically-unfit vehicles, said a press release issued on Thursday.

NHMP Inspector General Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema said unfit vehicles will be banned from motorways and highways as mechanical faults often results in fatal accidents.

Cheema directed the police to check passenger-overloading, particularly during Ramazan and on Eid holidays.

“Accident analysis of the last six months shows that drowsiness, brake failure and tyre bursting are the major causes of accidents on highways and motorways.”

Zonal commanders attended the operational meeting, while officers from remote formations joined the meeting through video link.

The IG directed zonal commanders to take preemptive measures and sensitise road users through awareness campaigns.

Separately, NHMP has banned another 50 vehicles including seven buses, 12 wagons, four coasters and 27 trucks from entering motorways for 15 days. These vehicles had violated speed limit or lane discipline on five or more occasions.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2014.


Crabman | 7 years ago | Reply

Although a good step which is by the book, but given the reputation of law makers and enforcers this means another source of additional income for them, another reason to harass people and extort. The rational might have been sound during formulation of this policy and if rightly implemented it will also save numerous precious lives. But for us this means more harassment. There should be a law whereby people can check and replace unfit government employees. Like the police for instance, after all being democracy and all people should have the right to terminate the bhatta khors, harborers of criminals and the armed militant wings of the ruling elite.

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