WAH CANTT/TAXILA - In pursuance of the quest for sensitisation of traffic safety for the public belonging to all strata of the society, National Highway and Motorway Police launched a road safety awareness campaign for motorists travelling on GT roads at Taxila toll plaza on Wednesday.

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Deputy Inspector General, National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) N-5 north zone Muhammad Zubair Hashmi kicked off the road safety drive on the directives of Inspector General Zulfiqar Amed Cheema to rationale of this effort was to create and promote traffic awareness amongst the road users.

At the road safety drive launching ceremony, he said that with the efforts of National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP), the level of road safety has been enhanced while the accident rate has been reduced by more than 70 per cent but still there is a lot of work to do in the sector.  He said that as most of the accidents on highways occur due to negligence of drivers and violation of lane discipline, therefore, all possible measures be taken to cater this problem.

However, the Motorway Police created a sense of better discipline on roads, awareness on road safety. He said that motorway police is a corruption free department; therefore, this title must be saved in all respects.

He said that Motorway Police basically focuses on provision of help to the road users in distress rather to challenging and officers of this force always give priority to the issues of road safety in their working so that safest traveling could be ensured for the road users.

He said that the Motorway Police presented itself the service- oriented and people- friendly.

He further said that the service of help-line 130 is also available round the clock, and information is also provided to the road users through SMS service. The DIG said that NH&MP have succeeded to down the accident rate for more than 70 per cent and further improvement is going on through scientific studies.

He further added that crime rate on highways has also dropped by more than 85 per cent.