Traffic violations and accidents are on the rise in Punjab’s capital city Lahore. According to a local news channel over 25 thousand accidents have been reported in Lahore in just first four months of 2018. 130 of those were fatal traffic accidents.
It is important to mention here that bike commuters involved in traffic accidents are over 16 thousand. Most of the traffic accidents occurred while changing the lane in a wrong manner and also taking wrong u-turns. 14 thousand traffic accidents occurred due to bikers doing one-wheeling on roads, while 1 thousand and three hundred traffic accident occurred due to underage drivers.
These are the stats for just first four months of 2018 and for Lahore only. The Punjab Government has installed the ANPR cameras all over the city to identify traffic violators. Following their identification process, the e-Challans are dispatched to the home address of these violators. However, despite this, traffic violations are rising, as per local media.
Aside from 2018, in 2015-16 a total of 9,100 traffic accidents occurred in Pakistan, and 4,448 people were killed in these tragic accidents. Most of the people who died in these accidents fall below the 30 age. 4,287 traffic accidents occurred in KPK and 1,299 people died in those accidents.
The government of KPK introduced European traffic rule system in the province to curb the accident issues.
Let’s wait and see what the Punjab Government will do more about this serious issue. Until then stay tuned to PakWheels.com for updates.
Stats by City42