National Highway and Motorway Police organised a walk on Saturday to raise awareness among citizens regarding road safety in Dera Ghazi Khan.
The participants walked from Government High School No 1 to Traffic Chowk. A large number of residents, policemen, traffic personnel and students participated in the walk. They were holding banners and placards with messages on road safety. They also chanted slogans.
National Highway and Motorway Police Sector Commandant Abdul Khaleel said it was necessary to educate masses on traffic rules to prevent accidents.
He appreciated the efforts of the inspector general of Highways and Motorway Police for setting up a Road Safety Institute in Dera Ghazi Khan.
He said 1,200 students from across the province would graduate from the institute on November 24.
He said training for professional drivers was mandatory.
“No one can learn good driving by steering just a wheel and pushing brakes. Good drivers have a comprehensive understanding of traffic rules and regulations. They respect other road users.” He advised drivers to keep all important documents with regards to the vehicle with them. He said one should always drive at a moderate speed.
He urged people to refrain from speeding.
“Lines marking road lanes should never be crossed. One should always wear a seatbelt while driving,” he added.
Inspector Mahmood also delivered a lecture about road safety.
In Multan, motorway police set up a medical camp at Toll Plaza near Basti Malook.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2015.