ISLAMABAD–National Highways and Motorways Police has urged the motorists to drive carefully on the motorway observing road safety rules and avoid unnecessary travel on motorways during foggy weather currently prevailing in various parts of the country.
AN official of NHMP while talking to media said that the motorists should avoid applying sudden brakes and use fog lights during travelling.He said that the road-users should either call NH&MP helpline 130 or Help Centres on all toll plazas to get information about the weather prediction before planning their journey.
To a question he said that the NH&MP has taken numerous safety measures to make safe travelling for the road users to avoid accidents. He said that special Fog Information Centres have been set-up and LED screens are being installed on all Toll Plazas and start of foggy area to provide instant information regarding fog to road users.
He said that it has been made mandatory for Heavy Vehicles (HTV) and Public Transport Vehicles (PSV) to install fog lights to enter on the motorways and highways. He informed that, to avoid accidents during the heavy fog motorways are closed for traffic but the closure would be made for minimum interval and time to time information would be conveyed immediately through media. He asked the motorists to avoid travelling during dense fog and only travel in case of emergency.