Cameras to Record Traffic Violations & Challans Sent Home in Lahore

Imagine this. If you jump a red light anywhere near a traffic camera, a picture of your car’s number plate will be sent to your residential address with a ticket.

This scenario is set to become a reality in Punjab. A new set of traffic laws have been approved in Punjab which call for traffic violations to be recorded by cameras as well.

The new camera-based ticketing system (as seen in action in Karachi) will now be launched in Lahore. Measures for the same have been approved by Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.

Will Traffic Wardens Go Out of Commission?

For areas having adequate CCTV coverage, the new system will be used. Traffic police will be better off managing the flow of traffic.

The system is suitable if one considers how traffic wardens cannot be available all the time. A camera working 24/7 will be much more efficient in keeping traffic violations in check.

However, the traffic cameras themselves will present new challenge for the authorities, as they will be vulnerable to tampering by unscrupulous elements.

Pending Official Approval

The new traffic laws, although they’ve been approved by Chief Minister Punjab, still has some hurdles to clear. Punjab Assembly has yet to officially announce its approval for the new laws.

Once the concerned legislation has been passed by Punjab Assembly, these cameras will then be able to spot and fine the trespassers from then on. The system is expected to roll out in other cities in Punjab after its implementation in Lahore.

Via Express News

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  • 90% cars are not owned on papers by original owners

    I sold my car 10 years back and it’s still on my name
    I tried everything and also Lodge complaint to excise and taxation and they said they can’t Do anything

    • Agree with you. It’s hard in countries like Pakistan due to poor vehicle registration system. But more efficient in countries like Australia and generating them billions of dollars per month without human-effort.

    • It’s totally your mistake… You had to transfer that car to name of the new owner. If someone uses that car for some terrorist activity, legally you will be held responsible for that!

  • Good, but first of all fix the power problems. Half the time there is no power at traffic lights and rest of the time the cameras will be out of order. Any way it is a good idea to install cameras. Dubai, Saudi Arabia started 6 years ago. Both the nations public particularly young were very upset shooting down cameras, covering no. plates, using bogus plates but the governments did not yield and finally the public is getting used to it. Jumping traffic lights and speeding are under control. So in Pakistan but only if wardens cooperate and do not try to sabotage it.

  • Iska tor easy hy. Just cover the plate with piece of cloth and that’s it :)
    Even works in KSA :p

  • they just installed a few thousand new cameras across UAE which can detect friction upto 200M (before & after) seat belt violation, cell usage while driving, lane change & dangerous driving etc, having 4; 360 degree cameras in one box……………….. Al-Bakistan has some way to go still..

  • That is the right way but they need to link it with something that will force the violator to pay the fine in time. Otherwise, it will be useless…. In developed countries where they have this system, it is linked to one’s residential ID and one has to clear all dues at its renewal.

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