The Balochistan government has installed 315 trackers in long-route buses to curb the traffic rule violations in the province.
Moreover, Superintendent (SP) of Quetta traffic police Malik Muhammad Javed Ahmed also confirmed the initiative on the media.
While expressing his views he added; “The purpose of trackers in passenger coaches was to ensure implementation of traffic rules, controlling speeding and improper driving on national highways.”
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The authorities have observed many incidents of over-speeding and rash driving by public transport on national highways, N-25 and N-40. Despite many accidents and deaths the drivers do not consider any warnings by the authorities and continue with their careless ways of driving.
Furthermore, the trackers would help the traffic authorities in the province to closely monitor public transport and take action against any violations. Similarly, these installations would also ensure passengers’ safety and well-being.
The SP Quetta said that;
“Now, police could keep an eye on these 315 buses remotely and this would hopefully result in responsible driving”
Likewise, the traffic police department in Balochistan has started issuing computerized driver’s licenses across 34 districts. This would aid in keeping a proper record and help the authorities to streamline the operations.
Therefore, the SP Quetta emphasized that responsible driving is highly important for public safety and also urged transport company owners to recruit trained and skilled drivers to avoid any sort of road accidents and inconvenience.