Lahore Traffic Police announced to start of breath tests to stop people from driving in an intoxicated state.
“Driving under the influence leads to overspeeding and accidents,” said the Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) in Lahore. The Lahore Traffic police set up special checkpoints at various locations and started using breathalyzers to catch drunk drivers.
The police will conduct the test on the spot through a digital alcohol tester. If caught, legal proceedings against the driver will be initiated under Motor Vehicle Ordinance. The culprit could face up to 6 months of jail time along with the fine. The new initiative has been launched on major roads of Lahore, i.e., Mall, Jail, and Canal Road.
In a recent interview with the media, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Lahore, Dr. Assad Malhi, revealed that the latest initiative stemmed from cases in which intoxicated drivers lost control which led to major accidents.
The top traffic cop of the country’s second-largest city warned of legal action against drunk drivers under Motor Vehicle Ordinance. Offenders will face jail time of up to 6 months along with the fine, the CTO added.
Lahore Traffic Police also shared the new initiative on its official handle on Twitter, asking citizens to behave responsibly and don’t drive whilst intoxicated.