It all starts with the need of travelling from one place to another for sake of jobs or to meet relatives. In the past, people used to travel by public transport for traveling but with the passage of time and for ease; people use to travel by their own vehicles nowadays.
Hence, the traffic problem has increased. Every single person has his own conveyance to travel that result in traffic jams. Also, the pollution is increasing because of this situation.
With the increasing population, the problem of traffic control has become very acute in almost all the big cities in Pakistan.
The increase in traffic has also increased the number of traffic accidents and our roads are growing dangerous day by day. Unfortunately, we have little traffic sense and perhaps no respect for the traffic rules.
No doubt, bad roads and high speed driving are the main causes of traffic accidents. Traffic problem in Pakistan is getting worse with every coming day, especially in big cities like Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar and Hyderabad. Government is doing little efforts to avoid traffic jams and other traffic problems in Pakistan.
The rising number of smoke belching vehicles during the rush hours has left the traffic policemen gasping for a whiff of fresh air.
They are badly affected by the evils of air pollution and majority of them are either suffering from some ear, nose or throat problem or have problems of burning eyes, dizziness, lungs infection etc. The high density of vehicles in metros is also responsible for the rise in the number of road accidents.
Traffic jams is another area where precious man hours get wasted and if anyone is heading for a hospital in case of an emergency, then the patient can only look up to God for mercy.
The area for parking vehicles, in metros especially is constantly shrinking under pressure from the rising number of cars and bikes. People don’t have traffic sense. Traffic police and media should play their role in creating traffic sense among the people.
This is the major problem of not only our country but several other countries are having the same problem, which need solution as soon as possible. The solution to this problem may be to use public transport as compared to having a single vehicle. Use only one vehicle for family. It is required to organize traffic rules and all should obey them, more security in public transport to make its use safe.
Our government and traffic police department must make the conditions of roads good.
Different timing for starting and closings of offices and schools should be done to avoid the rush in the morning, afternoon and evening on roads.
If they do so, there will be fewer chances of accidents and traffic will move smoothly in the city and people will find themselves easy in driving.