Road Safety Council of Pakistan Launched to Prevent Traffic Accidents

Tuesday saw the inauguration ceremony of the Road Safety Council of Pakistan (RSCP). The chief guest on the occasion was the Additional IG Motorway & National Highway Abbas Malik, who stated in his address that, “Road safety is a shared societal responsibility, and everyone must play their due role in order to reduce the toll of traffic accidents.”

The purpose of this department is to ensure the prevention of road accidents by means of information dissemination and coordination with various relevant departments to help curb vehicular tragedies. As per the Chairman RSCP Chairman RSCP himself, the department will also offer assistance to the accident victims by providing them with financial aid for treatment through donations, arranging blood – if required – from their blood donor network and organizations.

“Many road accidents could be prevented if we are alert and practice safe and courteous road use.” said the IG while commending the initiative. He further added that preventing on-road tragedies is not just the police force’s job, but also the responsibility of the motorists themselves.

Furthermore, the Chairman RSCP had this to say about the initiative: “Our main objective is to reduce the traffic crashes and injuries by generating awareness about road safety and build a sense of responsibility in people. We want to save precious lives through the prevention of road traffic accidents, and we strongly believe that all road crashes are preventable”.

“We are committed to serving the noble cause in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and government departments, National Highways Authority, National Highways & Motorway Police, Islamabad Traffic Police, Rescue 1122, transport associations, educational bodies, civil society, and stakeholders,” Engineer Baloch said.

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