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December 6, 2019

Powerful camera

Newspost

 
December 6, 2019

The Lahore traffic issue can be resolved without any policy changes or much change in action by the traffic police. Just a little planning and thought can go a long way which can consequently only mean a win-win for our traffic department and government.

The traffic surveillance cameras that are fitted along the major roads in Lahore were to improve traffic and along with that it was also warned that fines issued to cars breaking traffic laws on the roads would be directly sent on addresses registered. This was a good initiative that was supported by many but to date no one of who I know has claimed to receiving them. A good amount of investment went into installing these cameras, which should unarguably not only be paid back but also help make profits. There is no reason not to. So why are the cameras not being used to their fullest. I am a proponent of increasing traffic fines. This is not a surmountable mountain for our traffic law enforcers. Experts state that speed cameras are a powerful deterrent and can help reduce the number of fatal accidents on roads. Cameras can watch for higher numbers of speeding motorists than traffic police with mobile cameras and at much lower cost freeing up police for other duties.

Ammarah Niaz

Lahore