The federal government has decided to revamp traffic rules for Islamabad to bring the city’s traffic system on par with international standards.
Interior Minister Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmed Shah approved the new traffic policy in a meeting held at the ministry’s office, on Thursday.
He tasked Islamabad Traffic Police and local administration to implement the same till September 30.
The minister directed two of his additional secretaries to hold meetings with the chief commissioner and ICT chief to devise an implementation strategy.
The meeting also decided to run an awareness campaign on media in this regard.
Some of the highlights of the new traffic policy are as under:
- Smoking while driving will now be considered as a traffic violation, and violators will be fined.
- Those served three or more tickets will get their driving license canceled.
- Both front seaters will be obligated to fasten seat belts.
- There will be a complete ban on driving without a license.
The minister also highlighted that some traffic police officers were found absent from their duties during peak hours. He warned of strict actions if such complaints were received in the future.