Police Traffic Reforms Committee takes important decisions, driving licence age to be lowered to 16 years

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Police Traffic Reforms Committee takes important decisions, driving licence age to be lowered to 16 years

LAHORE - Following the traffic reforms instructions outlines by the Lahore High Court, Police Traffic Reforms Committee convened a meeting chaired by Chief Operating Officer Akbar Nasir Khan at Punjab Safe Cities Authority Qurban Lines.

The forum approved the following provisions. E-Challan account to be linked with Driving License eligibility and validity in that, the traffic laws violations will directly affect score integral to maintain the license. It was also resolved that to encompass, otherwise a big number of unauthorized youth riders and drivers, on roads, eligibility age bar for obtaining driving license would be lowered from 18 to 16 years and this would require amendment in Motor Vehicle Ordinance accordingly. The forum unanimously agreed to this provision to discipline and secure the now underage student commuters. It was also resolved that the data of E-Challan defaulters will be linked with Excise and Taxation department's database so that to block their vehicle data in case of non-payment and indifference to the fines. Arrangements are underway to ensure clearance of such liabilities e.g. Token tax and E-Challans etc. at the time of sale or purchase of vehicles.

It was decided that sale and purchase of vehicles and bikes will be viable only to the valid driving license holders. Home Department to share all the recommendations with government through summary for final approval and incorporation in Motor Vehicle Ordinance act, informed the Spokesperson PSCA. The meeting was attended by officials from Excise and Taxation department, Regional Transport Authority and Lahore Transport Company.