CHIPS, QR teams constituted to ensure smooth traffic flow

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STAFF REPORT

ISLAMABAD

Islamabad Traffic Police has constituted Capital Highway Inspection Patrolling Squads (CHIPS) and Quick Response (QR) teams to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the city and ensure implementation on traffic rules.

These teams have been constituted following directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar to ensure strict implementation against those involved in violation of traffic rules.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic)) Farrukh Rasheed told that efforts are underway ensure safe road environment in the Capital and make it an accident free city.

He said that special Traffic education and law enforcement campaign has been also launched in Islamabad to create awareness among road users about traffic rules and ensure implementation on them.

For the purpose of acquaintance with traffic laws, brochures and pamphlets are being distributed to mobilize the community for cooperation with police officials and follow traffic rules.

He said that lane violation, over speeding, jumping red signals, ignoring pedestrian rights are the main violations at present committed by the road users. The QR teams and CHIPS have been constituted to check such violation through strict patrolling and monitoring at important roads of the city.

“We all have to feel responsibility and make traffic system improved through mutual cooperation. People are not fined over traffic violations as punitive measure but the purpose is to ensure their own safety and make their journey safe through compliance of traffic rules,” the SSP (Traffic) added.

He said that the special Traffic education and law enforcement campaign will remain continue to ensure smooth traffic flow through cooperation of the citizens.

Moreover, he said that police pickets have been erected at various points including Faizabad, PWD, Daman-e-Koh, E-11,  Zero Point, Police Foundation to take against those motorists driving tinted glass vehicles, using mobile phones, not fastening seat belts, lane violation and over-speeding.