The Lahore High Court (LHC) has taken a decisive step to address road safety concerns by ordering the arrest of motorists without licenses. Justice Ali Zia Bajwa issued the directive, emphasizing immediate action against those found driving without the required license.
The court, led by Justice Bajwa, is committed to ensuring the enforcement of this directive without discrimination, as underscored during the hearing of a case involving a tragic incident where an underage driver claimed the lives of six family members.
Expressing sorrow over the incident, Justice Bajwa shed light on the alarming prevalence of individuals driving without proper licenses, prompting a need for stringent measures.In response to the court’s inquiry, the Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) presented startling statistics, revealing that out of 7.3 million vehicles, only 1.3 million possess valid licenses.
Recognizing the severity of the situation, the LHC sought information from officials regarding the measures being taken to curb unlicensed driving. Also read How Smog Affects Education in Punjab: 10 Districts to Close Schools and Colleges on Nov 18
The CTO responded by detailing a crackdown specifically targeting underage drivers, with 999 cases already registered. The tragic incident in a posh Lahore area has sparked urgent calls for stricter regulations on underage driving, raising concerns about overall road safety in affluent neighborhoods.