Punjab Govt. Discusses Plans to Prevent Traffic Accidents
In a meeting held at Civil Secretariat, a special committee formulated an action plan to prevent road accidents. Additional Chief Secretary of Punjab along with co-convener of the committee Shamail Ahmad Khawaja and other members of the committee argued that reckless driving, mechanical faults in old vehicles, problems with road designs, improper traffic knowledge and no fitness certificates were the main reasons for fatal traffic accidents.
The action plan presented by the committee enforces the enactment of Road Safety Authority Act in the upcoming two months. The committee suggested enforcement of this law will empower the traffic police and engineering staff to modernise systems of driver testing, training and licensing.