SSP Farooq Hundal says Awareness about road safety is blessing – DN
By Our Correspondent
The ignorance about road safety is not an excuse to violate traffic laws. An accident is a mishap that is unplanned. Awareness about road safety rules is a continuous process to save precious lives of commuters. Road safety is all about creating awareness about the safety of road users either they are pedestrians, two wheelers or four wheelers.
Impatience and recklessness cause accidents on highways. The workshops and seminars are important tool of inculcating road sense and education about traffic signs, right of way, maintaining of safe distance, and hazards of over speeding and use of mobile phone during driving.
Most of the fatalities occur due to human error. Incharge Mobile Education unit, Muhammad Rizwan Bhatti expressed his feelings while addressing citizens about the sensitive subject of road safety precautions during travel on roads.
Role of Mobile Education Unit
Moreover, SSP patrolling Chaudhary Farooq Ahmad Hundal has given the task to mobilize citizens to take care while on roads and observe the traffic safety rules. He gave the task to Mobile education unit to visit different public, private places, banks, patrol pumps, union councils, and health care facilities, organize road shows and establish camps to sensitize citizens belonging to all walks of life about the mishaps occurred on roads due to impatience and rude behaviour on roads.
Muhammad Rizwan Bhatti, Incharge MEU visited the main Bus Terminal of Faisalabad division. The purpose of visit is to illuminate the minds of passengers and administration to adopt precautionary measures and observe safety rules while on roads.
The passengers, conductors and drivers appreciated the effort of Mobile Education unit, PHP Region Faisalabad. Furthermore, while doing road shows, Mobile education unit distributed pamphlets and brochures carrying instructions about how to cross the roads, advantages of wearing helmet and seat belt.
Moreover, the fifteen days education campaign on the three roads of PHP region Faisalabad has culminated success fully. Almost 4500 Pamphlets were distributed among road users. The citizens were emphasized to obey traffic laws, avoid using mobile phone, violation of one way and over speeding on road. One district-one road project would be helpful in reducing the ratio of accidents on highways.
Mobile Education unit: instrument of training
SSP Patrolling Region Faisalabad, Chaudhary Farooq Ahmad Hundal illustrated the role, responsibilities and advantage of Mobile Education unit and usage of help line in the time of distress. Moreover, mobile Education Unit is the best instrument to create awareness about road safety and Pandemic Corona virus.
Multitude of citizens belonging to different walk of life has been educated about traffic rule and Precautionary measures to ward off contract of COVID-19. The objective of Mobile education unit is multifaceted and need of the hour to make people sensitize not only about road safety but also prevalent issues such as Novel Corona virus. Fatal accidents claimed almost hundred and thousands innocent lives per year.
Mobile education unit has predominant responsibility to create awareness in the educational institutions, public places, bus terminals, union councils, health care centers and commercial markets. Road shows and establishment of road camps helps people to know about traffic rules and ongoing awareness campaigns. It builds soft image of department as imparting education, distribution of pamphlets and leaflets bolster community policing.
Helpline of PHP
Before travelling, it is essential to take cognizance about weather condition, road condition and facilities on the road taken. Further, the commuters are advised to check the Patrol, oil, water, electrical equipment and tyre.
The information about help line in case of distress is indispensable to avoid any embarrassment. Wastage of time and any untoward incident. Moreover, In case of emergency, happening of incident/accident. The road commuters can call on help line 1124 of Punjab Highway Patrol police. If the road user faces any kind of harassment on the road. Or he notices any unlawful activity on the road, he can call on PHP Helpline 1124.
Polite, helpful and compassionate is the sole motto of Punjab highway patrol. To serve humanity is our deliverance. Punjab highway patrol has the vision to help the people in distress. There no problem, if the tyre of vehicle flattened. Or any mechanical fault occurs in the dead of night, just call on PHP helpline 1124. The concerned patrolling vehicle will immediately response within 5 to 15 minutes.
Punjab highway patrol is striving hard to get the trust of citizens through effective. And efficient service delivery on the highways.