Lahore: Lane and line discipline is route to safety said Deputy Inspector General National Highways and Motorways Police Rai Altaf Hussain while reviewing progress of lane discipline campaign started by N-5 Central Zone, here at Lahore. While his visit from Lahore to Multan, DIG Rai Altaf observed that Heavy Transport Vehicles and Public Service Vehicle continuously use second lane which is not only a hindrance in the free flow of traffic but also becomes a cause of serious accidents. DIGNH&MP directed the officers of N-5 Central Zone to carry out a comprehensive briefing campaign about creating awareness regarding lane discipline.
DIG Rai Altaf Hussain further maintained that poor lane discipline is a violation that needs special and serious attention. He said that some drivers are all over the place and they don’t seem to realize that second lane on highways can only be used for overtaking. Besides inconvenience to other road users, this kind of inconsiderate driving is also very dangerous not only for themselves but for other road users too. In this regard special teams have been formed who are visiting different Goods Transport Terminals, Bus Addas, Highway Hotels and other places to brief and educate the drivers of HTVs and PSVs about the correct use of lanes on highways. The officers are holding special briefing session with different transport unions besides briefing the drivers on all the Toll Plazas from Lahore to Rahim Yar Khan. DIG further directed that all the officers of NH&MP should work hard to maintain discipline on all the national highways by briefing and enforcement. So far 17717 drivers have been briefed about lane violations besides the distribution of pamphlets and other road safety material.