Rwalpindi - The City Traffic Police (CTP) had issued 55,186 fine tickets to traffic rules’ violators during October and collected Rs20.26 million as fine .

Similarly, the traffic police have impounded a total of 271 vehicles and 838 motorcycles in different police stations after the owners failed to provide registration books to the wardens.

Acting Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Shahid Yusaf told media yesterday that the traffic police have issued a total of 55,186 fine tickets to traffic rules’ violators and collected Rs2,02, 63, 800 as fine from them.

He said that some 607 drivers were fined over violation of speed limits while 1227 juvenile drivers were handed over the chellans.

He added that fine tickets were issued to 1,095 vehicle owners for using black sheets besides removing the tainted sheets on the spot. He said that 1513 drivers got fine tickets on account of using mobile phones while driving, adding that 607 were fined for rash driving on roads. “The owners of 1356 non-registered vehicles and motorcycles were also fined during special drive,” he said.

The CTO mentioned that a total of 777 drivers of public transport have been fined for violating route permits and 320 have been issued chellans for overloading. Shoaib was of view that some 147 vehicles and 1804 motorcycles have also been impounded in different police stations over serious violation.

Shahid Yousaf said as many as 5181 motorcyclists were fined on account of not wearing helmets while plying motorcycles on roads. He said 8276 drivers and motorcyclists were issued chellans for not displaying number plates whereas 11231 road users were fined on account of plying cars/motorcycles without number plates. “Some 682 road users were fined for parking vehicles at no parking and 3166 drivers got fine tickets for not having driving licenses,” acting CTO added. He said 2650 drivers were fined for breaking red signals and 449 were penalized for violating zebra crossing on roads. Owners of 613 vehicles were fined for disturbing smooth flow of traffic, he said. 1751 owners of vehicles have been penalized for violating one way or plying car/motorcycles on wrong way, SP Yousaf informed. 

He said that strict action had been initiated against all the traffic violators. He said that the CTP has launched special awareness campaign to educate the road users about the traffic rules. He said that special squads have also been constituted with helpline numbers 1916, 051-9272616 and 0519269200 to provide emergency assistance to the road users.