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Implementation of road safety rules stressed

By Our Correspondent
November 20, 2023
A session organised by The Emergency Services Lahore can be seen underway in this image released on November 19, 2023. — Facebook/Punjab Emergency Service Department
A session organised by The Emergency Services Lahore can be seen underway in this image released on November 19, 2023. — Facebook/Punjab Emergency Service Department 

LAHORE: The Emergency Services organised a ceremony to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic victims at the Emergency Services Academy.

The Secretary Emergency Services, Dr Rizwan Naseer emphasised on implementation of the Global Love-30 Campaign for motorbikes in all cities of Pakistan to achieve the global road safety target to reduce road deaths and serious injuries by 50 per cent by the end of 2030 as proclaimed in United Nations Resolution for second decade of action for road safety from 2021-2030.

Dr Rizwan said road safety is essential for which we all have to work together on global road safety pillars which includes road safety management, safer roads and mobility, safe vehicles, safe road users and post-accident response.

He also highlighted that an accident occurring every 1.25 minutes in Punjab and 80% road accidents were associated with motorbikes. Dr Rizwan Naseer briefed that a total of over 3.8 million road accidents were reported in the last 19 years as a result of which 4.3 million people got injured.

The road safety ambassador Ms Sana Khursheed shared the tragic accident in which she became paralysed for entire life and also lost her sister. She appealed to wear seat belt while travelling and also commented the rescuers as ‘Road Mohafiz’. She said that these are the people who timely respond to accidents and due to their swift response millions of lives are being saved.

Another road accident survivor shared his story and emphasised on wearing safety belt whereas representatives from National Highway & Motorway Police (NHMP) shared their experiences and emphasised on avoiding mobile phone while driving and not to sit on roof of the vehicle during travelling.