PESHAWAR - Traffic wardens in Peshawar on Thursday set a new trend by fining a bicycle rider after he violated the traffic rules by driving on the wrong side of the road. The traffic warden Asadullah told that he fined the cyclist due to driving on the wrong side of the road, as driving on the opposite side of one-way road may cause any untoward incident and cause traffic jam. He said that there is no code for cyclists in traffic form but usually code 2 is being used for bicycles.

The traffic rules violator identified Arshad Khan, son of Haider Gul, resident of Sardar Ahmad Jan colony Peshawar.

Traffic warden said that it was warning for other violators and they may be charged more than Rs 100 in case of repeating the mistake.

Peshawar traffic police has introduced many new trends, as earlier to this SSP Traffic Sadiq Baloch was fined when he violated traffic signal on Khyber road Peshawar. Traffic constable stopped and imposed fine of Rs 200 on his superior officer SSP after he violated traffic laws. Earlier, Peshawar traffic police warden fined a sitting member of provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa Sahibzada Sanaullah belonging to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for using mobile phone during driving.

Sahibzada Sanaullah was talking on his mobile phone while driving when the traffic imposed a fine of Rs 500.

The MPA indulged in bickering for at least half an hour arguing that he was a VIP and could not be fined. Similarly slain MPA of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Sardar Soran Singh was fined Rs 200 when he violated traffic rules near Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly building.

After introduction of traffic warden system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, visible change appeared in traffic discipline.

Heavy fines can contribute to bring discipline in traffic and this will force the drivers to follow the traffic rules.