Naya Pakistan has arrived and it seems as if every day a new action is taken to better the lives of Pakistanis all over the country. And in the latest effort to clean things up, it seems as if a hike in traffic penalties has been issued.
A notice with the subject: ‘Enhancement of Penalty’ has been making rounds, stating that the traffic penalty in Lahore will be twenty times what it currently is.
Drop down your views on this pic.twitter.com/J7qBTsLzjU
— Umer 🇵🇰 (@GoStudyUmer) September 23, 2018
The notice states that in the past, Lahore’s traffic penalties have proven to be extremely high in number, suggesting that a steeper fine is needed to regulate the proper implementation of traffic laws.
Though the image has been going viral and has even been covered by News Channels, it cannot be said that the action is going to take place. We have yet to receive any kind of notice or confirmation directly from the government in regards to the change, thus, we cannot prove its validity.
I'll be happy with implementation on this suggestion. Traffic badly needs to be disciplined because this defines ethics & values of a nation. pic.twitter.com/UO5dPZfLag
— Umar FarOoq 🇵🇰 (@UmarFarooqGL) September 23, 2018
This may be quite the extreme measure to take, but it seems as if Pakistanis are surprisingly happy about the potential fine.
People all over social media have been applauding the alleged notice, saying that this is the right step to take to keep traffic and road blockages to a minimum. Not sure everyone will be saying the same once they are fined though…
Jitna traffic rules ka disregard hai, this is a commendable move by traffic police. https://t.co/zPMFAG6vXr
— Saad Amjad (@SaadAmjad_) September 24, 2018
I think high fees are certainly needed. There is no reason to break traffic laws and the deterrence should be high enough to cause real trouble for the perpetrator.
— Yaqoob Khan Bangash (@BangashYK) September 24, 2018
It is actually a good initiative to control traffic violations, should have been done Long time ago.
— Azeem (@azeem_maqbool_) September 24, 2018
Bohat acha kr rahe hain. Ye wo awam hai jo aise hi banday ki putar bane gi
— Sakhwa. (@sakhwa) September 23, 2018
Others weren’t as thrilled.
This much fine would increase bribe ratio, instead of giving 2000 for not wearing helmet or 10000 for car belt they will prefer handing 500-1000 to traffic warden…
Maybe too much, https://t.co/c4P4rTXTj1
— Alizay (@alizayshakil) September 24, 2018
Traffic Police about to increase fines to 10 thousand rupees for Cars and 2000 for motorcycle.
It's too much, Mr PM. pic.twitter.com/mhhcQZssLG
— Anum Hanif (@_AnumHanif) September 24, 2018
There are two things striking my mind regarding this… One is, the fine is more than too much for both of transports.. People of the street can not afford such big fines.2nd is ppl of our country are stubborn and they only take things seriously when they are forced to the edge.
— Your fav stranger (@Heyambal) September 23, 2018
Apart from the fine, it seems as if other traffic solutions are being implemented as well.
E-Challan system and suggested fines for traffic violators https://t.co/VQ96PMnzJR
— Waqar (@waqarchaudhray) September 24, 2018
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see how careful we’ll have to be on the roads now! Love you. What do you think of the notice? Good thing? Bad thing? Let us know in the comments below!
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