Drivers crossing the speed limit should have their driving licences seized and heavy fines should be imposed on them
KARACHI: The number of road accidents in the country is increasing rapidly, resulting in many deaths. The government needs to act immediately to control such preventable deaths. To fix the problem, I suggest the following:
1) Drivers crossing the speed limit should have their driving licences seized and heavy fines should be imposed on them; 2) main roads should be widened with arrangements for two-way traffic made on as many roads as possible; 3) encroachments on roads, which block the free flow of traffic, must be removed; 4) awareness programmes highlighting the need for safe driving and appropriate vehicle operation practices for motorcycles, cars and buses should be conducted on radio and television.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th, 2015.
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