36,923 fine tickets issued for not fastening seat belt and 14,724 for using mobile phones during drive


Islamabad Capital Police (ICTP) issued 14,724 fine tickets to road users for using mobile phones during drive and 36,923 other motorists for not fastening seat belts, a police spokesman said.
Following the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, he said that special campaign is underway to check violations while various squads headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer are performing duties at main roads of the city and taking action against the violators.
During ongoing year, the police spokesman said that action was taken against 36,923 motorists for not fastening seat belt during drive and 14,724 motorists for using mobile during drive. The SSP (Traffic) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer said that campaign is underway to ensure disciplinary traffic system in the city and he also appealed the citizens to follow rules.
He said that ICTP personnel have been directed to ensure implementation on traffic rules and regulation irrespective of status and rank and demonstrate patience and politeness while issuing traffic violation tickets to the road users. He said that it has been directed to adopt decent attitude with road users.
The SSP (Traffic) said that ICTP is also ensuring action against other violating traffic rules. The force issues traffic violation tickets not as a punitive measure but the purpose is to ensure safe road environment in the Capital and secure the lives of the people, he maintained.