An awareness seminar was arranged by the National Highway and Motorway Police on ‘Road Safety’ at Northwest General Hospital. Emphasis was drawn toward preventive measures since 95% of people use roads for travelling. Inspector Basir Ilyas briefed the participants on taking road safety measures and mentioned the alarming rate of death caused by road accidents, which is approximately 1.35 million every year. Precautions for pedestrians, bike riders, and the use of indicators were also briefed in the presentation. In addition, illustrations using videos were given on defensive driving mechanisms.
Capt. (R) Zeeshan Haider briefed about the ‘Traffic Violation’ campaigns. He informed the participants that teams had been deployed at the ‘Toll Plazas’ to handle traffic violations. Muhammad Zia (Public Relations Officer Sub-Inspector), Adnan Khan (Sub-Inspector), and Said Ahmad (DSP Lines Headquarters) also participated in the seminar on behalf of the Traffic Police. The seminar was concluded by exchanging shields of appreciation between the motorway police and Northwest General Hospital’s officials.