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).

seatbelts-are-necessary-now.gifBTW, 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~


10 Comments so far

  1. riaz on August 1st, 2008 @ 9:54 am

    Wel here in australia ,its the same story. The police just note ur registration number , takes a photograph, and sends the fine direct to ur home.160 AUD for seat belts.:)

  2. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on August 1st, 2008 @ 10:11 am

    perfect ~~

  3. sameerdurrani on August 1st, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

    i heard the fine is also on high lights (aka dipper) .

  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on August 1st, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    I so hope that it be implemented :)

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  6. Lets C (humumar) on August 1st, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

    Tickets on cell phone and high beam are fine but can you imagine yourself stuck in a traffic jam on your way home at Islamabad highway or Kashmir highway or at some signal on 9th avenue or even at fazal-e-haq road blue area…. I believe that seat belts are not a good idea on roads where your car creep at 30 km/hr

  7. emran on August 1st, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

    Hehehheee…….. its good … its good
    I must say. I stopped my car three times today to make /receive calls. Damn!!! I was bad. Its a right decision. Its for our own safety. BTW, I did’nt see any of the traffic police stopping cars today. I thought, it would be a long line for the seat belt Tickets :)

  8. bashar on August 2nd, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

    Well its thesame here in the UK if you are court by the police you wil recieve a £30 fine which is 3000 pakistan rupees. the poster which is posted along with this article is from the UK

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