Traffic violation habit in our Nation getting increase day by day, which causes of slow traffic, accidents and other problems on the roads, also a big question mark for Police performance and management in Lahore. In this regard the Inspector General of Police Operations Lahore has requested to provincial IG Police and Chief Traffic Officer to increase traffic violation fines to Rs. 10,000/- for Cars and Rs. 2,000 for motorbikes respectively. Customer will will be able to submit fines in all branch of National Bank of Pakistan within 10 days, otherwise police will take your vehicle in custody.
The current fines for breaking traffic rules are Rs. 500 for car/jeep drivers and Rs. 200 for motorcyclists, unfortunately drivers don’t want to change this bad habit, so if the new fine rates are put into place, the traffic violation charges will increase by a heavy 2000% for cars and 1000% for bikes.
As per the proposal letter, almost 6000 plus violations happen daily in Lahore, this is an alarmingly high number – that causes slow traffic, accidents and other difficulties on the roads. Lahore is one of the biggest cities of Pakistan, and most areas of the city have a extraordinary traffic flow throughout the day.
According to the police, one way to improve Lahore’s traffic is to drive up the fine rates by a whopping 1000% and 2000% for bikes and cars separately. They think that this will cause the citizens to respect traffic laws and will ultimately improve the city’s traffic situation.
The city already imposed a new law to fine bikers who refuse to wear helmets. Before that, the Lahore High Court directed the authorities to heavily fine and arrest parents who let their immature children drive cars. The judge took notice of increasing traffic violations and accidents on the road and directed the authorities to take stern actions to improve the city’s roads.
Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) also presented an E-Challan System for Lahore recently. The system monitors traffic flow and fines people if they violate any traffic rules. For now, the system will only fine those who don’t stop at a red light. But, E-Challan will soon be issued for other types of violations as well, and will be delivered to the violators’ address via a courier service.