NH&MP launches ‘Dozing at wheel’ special awareness campaign

LAHORE: The National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) Central Zone on Saturday distributed road safety awareness material among road users, about dozing at wheel.

As many as 32 wake-up points have been established at prominent places of N-5 Central Zone to control accidents, said NH&MP DIG Faran Baig while launching special awareness campaign ‘dozing at wheel’.

He said that the NH&MP officials have been directed to ensure the use of hooter and horn, whenever any HTV vehicle or passenger bus passes them especially in the late hours of night.

The officers have further been asked to visit different hotels and rest areas at national highway to brief and educate the drivers, staying there about the phenomenon of dozing at wheel.

To make this campaign more successful, the mobile education unit would also visit different transport and passenger bus terminals from Lahore to Rahim Yar Khan to educate drivers about the hazards of driving while drowsy, the DIG said.

Banners containing awareness messages would also be displayed at all the important places on national highways, he said.