LAHORE (Lahore Mirror)- First of its kind in the history of highways police in Pakistan, the National Highways & Motorways Police (NH&MP) launched a newly-introduced model of checking over-speeding and other road violations using motorways during a practical demonstration on Motorways 2 on Tuesday.
Calling it the Box Formation technique, officials say it will be first introduced on M 2 between Lahore and Islamabad to discourage over-speeding, multiple violations and anti-social elements.
Inspector General NH&MP Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan told media at his Babu Sabu office that over-speeding, dozing at wheel and mechanical faults of vehicles are major source of accidents and all out efforts will be made to reduce them to the minimum for the safety of commuters.
Also present on the occasion were DIG Motorways Ashfaq Ahmad Khan, SSP M 2 South Rana Ayyaz Saleem and other officers.
IG Khan briefed media about initiating program of enforcement against over-speeding vehicles through box formation technique according to which a violent motorist who is unwilling to stop through normal means will be stopped by special squad of four vehicles. The official vehicles will surround the violator and force him
to slow down.
“Many people especially young ones have lost their precious lives in road crashes caused by over-speeding as over-speeding is main cause in 70 percent of total accidents”, he said, adding culture of rash driving by children from well to do families had reached an alarming proportion, a tendency would be curbed at all cost.
Later, the IG Motorways along-with media representatives visited M 2 to observe practical demo of the Box Formation technique.
Besides over-speeding, briefing and enforcement against lane violation, overweight vehicles, unfit vehicles and dozing at wheel would also be his prime focus.