Government increases over-speeding, signal violation, dangerous driving penalty – Here is how much you will be fined now

Road accidents in Pakistan claimed 36,000 lives in 2018 alone.

The government has taken the decision to increase fine on the signal violation, dangerous driving, and over-speeding fine to effectively penalize the lawbreakers.

According to the details released by the Communication Ministry, fine for over-speeding has increased from Rs 750 to a whopping Rs 2,500. Not just this, a fine of Rs 10,000 will be levied on drivers of over speeding passenger buses. However, trucks and heavy-duty vehicles will have to pay Rs 5,000 for speeding violations.

Car drivers and motorcyclists will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,500 on dangerous driving. Rs 5,000 will be charged from drivers of heavy-duty vehicles on the same offense. Rs 5,000 will be charged on traffic signal violations.

Road accidents in Pakistan claimed 36,000 lives in 2018 alone:

Road safety remains an ignored subject of discussion in Pakistan while it claimed about 36,000 lives in the year 2018 alone. The statistics were revealed by Motorway police SSP Asghar Ali Yousafzai (Know more here).

SSP revealed that road accidents claim 1.2 million lives worldwide every year and disregard traffic laws is the prime reason for it. He added that these accidents can be significantly reduced if drivers start respecting the rules and take appropriate safety measures.

What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments bar below,

  • This is good, I have maintained that traffic fines should be whopping to cause deterrence especially by the drivers who think they are too rich or their drivers because they think they have too much power.

  • Finally, at last my suggestion on citizen portal is heard. I suggested them to increase fines because 750pkr is peanuts for people having cars over 10 lacs or more. Great step. Fines are biggest deterrent against traffic violations.

  • Soon they should start launching the same fines in city areas. The traffic on motorway is still way much better than cities where people give a F to any traffic laws

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