Cell Phones & Seat Belts: Be ready for the fine
So finally ITP (Islamabad Traffic Police) has made it a rule. Any driver caught on mobile while driving or not wearing a seat belt will be fined from today, Friday 1st August. This law is introduced to minimize the accidents caused.
A driver will be fined a sum of Rs. 300 for violation of these laws (which IMO is a very low amount – more the better).
BTW, I heard of laws in Sharjah and Dubai (not first hand news so cant really confirm if the situation is actually such) where the police just notes down the registration number of cars and send them heavy amount on tickets direct to their homes. They wont stop you asking why are you speaking on your mobile or why’s the seat belt hanging around. Perfect way to treat our people here as well. I wish.
So be careful next time you hear a ring tone in your car. Dont be tempted to pick it. Good Luck~