ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) will take strict action against those involved in using high-beam lights and light-emitting diodes (LED) while driving.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Mohammad Omar Khan said as per the direction of IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamilur Rehman, the decision had been taken to ensure safe road environment in the city and avoid accidents. Drivers of 4,552 vehicles had to face action in the current year for using high-beam lights and LEDs. The lights were also impounded.
Special squads have been constituted to check the use of LED/HID by motorists while police pickets will be erected at main boulevards of the city for the purpose, including Islamabad Expressway, Srinagar Highway, Margalla Road, I.J.P. Road, Murree Road, Seventh Avenue and Ninth avenue.
Night shift in-charges will lead this campaign while the education wing will create awareness among people about the risks involved in using such lights. ITP’s FM Radio 92.4 is also arranging special programmes to inform people about the risks of using high-beam lights.
The SSP (Traffic) has appealed to citizens to cooperate with the police so that a safe road environment can be ensured in the city.
Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2021