Islamabad police have recently conducted a targeted operation against underage drivers, resulting in legal action against 871 drivers, with 270 cases registered against them.
Simultaneously, a special drive to combat environmental pollution was launched in the federal capital. Over the course of a month, 758 challans, amounting to more than Rs1 million, were issued to vehicles emitting excessive smoke. To further reinforce the campaign, 551 motorcycles and 134 vehicles were impounded at various police stations during the ongoing month.
Crack Down on Underage Drivers
In a bid to address the issue of underage driving, the police handed over 300 underage drivers to their parents on affidavits and organized special awareness classes on traffic rules for them. The initiative aims not only to enforce the law but also to educate young drivers about the importance of responsible and safe driving practices.
According to Islamabad police spokesperson, these actions are part of an intensified effort to enhance road safety and protect the environment. The crackdown on underage drivers and smoke-emitting vehicles aligns with the broader goal of Islamabad Capital City Police Officer (ICCPO) Dr Akbar Nasir Khan to ensure the smooth flow of traffic on the capital’s roads.
The ICCPO has specifically directed the Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) of Islamabad to ensure continuous and strict enforcement of traffic laws, emphasizing zero tolerance towards those who compromise their safety and the safety of others on the road.
In addition to on-ground efforts, the Islamabad Capital Police (ICP) has initiated a special awareness campaign to educate citizens about the repercussions of traffic violations. Special broadcasts on FM Radio 92.4 are being used as a medium to disseminate information, encouraging responsible driving habits and fostering a sense of civic responsibility.
The comprehensive approach undertaken by Islamabad police reflects a commitment to creating a safer and cleaner environment for residents, promoting responsible driving behavior, and ensuring the effective enforcement of traffic regulations in the federal capital.