PESHAWAR: A large number of students of the Edwardes College joined the volunteer force of the city traffic police here the other day in order to spread awareness of the traffic laws.

A statement issued here said the event in this regard was organised on the college premises and attended by chief traffic officer Abbas Majeed Marwat, college principal Shujaat Ali Khan and officers of the traffic police.

On this occasion, Mr Marwat appreciated the students for joining the traffic police’s volunteer force. He said it would help the traffic police in spreading awareness of the traffic laws.

He said it was need of the day to spread awareness of traffic rules as majority of people were unaware of them. He said by spreading awareness the road accidents and other traffic issues could be controlled.

He said the volunteers would inform the citizens about the lane discipline, use of seatbelt and helmet and other rules devised for their safety.

He said the police were also working to spread awareness among commuters to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the provincial capital. He said the induction of the volunteers would also boost this campaign and enable them to reach more and more people.

Mr Marwat said these volunteers would also meet traders for removal of encroachments in city bazaars so that traffic jams could be avoided. On this occasion, he distributed traffic police shirts among the students.

Published in Dawn, September 23rd, 2022

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