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Dozing at wheel resulting accidents:IG Motorways

Lahore:While observing that dozing at wheel resulting from fatigue and weariness is one of the major causes of accidents Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police Zafar Abbas Luk directed to launch a special briefing and education campaign for the drivers travelling on national highways.

On the directions of IG NH&MP Zafar Abbas Luk, N-5 Central Zone have launched two weeks ‘Dozing at Wheel’ campaign in which officer will brief motorists especially drivers of HTVs and PSVs to take proper rest during long journey and in case they feel drowsy, they should stay somewhere and have a cup of tea. The officers have also been directed to ensure the use of hooter and horn whenever any HTV vehicle or passenger bus passes them especially in the late hours of night. The officers have further been asked to visit different hotels besides national highway to brief and educate the drivers staying there about the phenomenon of ‘dozing at wheel’. In order to make this campaign more successful and meaningful, Mobile Education Unit of Central Zone will also visit different Goods Transport and Passenger Bus terminals from Lahore to Rahim Yar Khan in order to brief and educate drivers about the hazards of driving while drowsy. Banners containing awareness messages will also been displayed at all the important places on national highways.

IG NH&MP Zafar Abbas Lukhas asked the officers of Central Zone to take personal interest in the campaign in order to make it meaningful and result oriented.

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