Lahore: While monitoring that dozing at wheel consequential from fatigue and weariness is one of the foremost reasons of accidents on highways Deputy Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police Rai Altaf Hussain directed to launch briefing and education drive for the drivers travelling on national highways.
On the directions of DIG Rai Altaf Hussain, NH&MP N-5 Central Zone is observing two weeks ‘Dozing at Wheel’ Campaign in which officers 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. Similarly NH&MP, Central Zone also initiated enforcement campaign against violations committed by Motorcyclist. In the Motorcyclists enforcement campaign motorway police imparted 96193 briefings and issued 54590 tickets to Motorcyclist in last couple of days. Banners containing awareness messages will also been displayed at all the important places on national highways.
DIG NH&MP Rai Altaf Hussain has asked the officers of Central Zone to take personal interest in the campaign in order to make it meaningful and result oriented.