Mend thy ways…


O how we wished it would never return! The thing we most dreaded is finally here… haunting us, curdling our blood the moment one is handed. *gasp* All those prayers of never having to see one again have been in vain. *sigh*

The new traffic wardens have finally been handed the challan books, we wished, would never see the light of the day. But alas, it wasn’t to be. They’ve already handed over 101 tickets worth Rs. 45,500 on the very first day. The past few months without the worries of being fined were quite relieving – no, that’s an understatement – that time totally rocked! But now… things won’t be the same… but I guess, it’s never too late to mend one’s ways… its about time we start following the traffic rules – we’ve been on a free-ride for far too long.

Rs. 500 for line/lane violation!!! *faints*

Image Credit: Daily Times

12 Comments so far

  1. V (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 5:46 am

    …and just for the record, the only time I have ever been handed a fine ticket was when my brother gave it to me to pay it at the bank!

  2. V (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 5:48 am

    …and NO, I’ve never paid a bribe! I’d gladly accept a fine ticket than give them money for chai-paani!

  3. V (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 5:52 am

    …and I know what you’re thinking now! NO, there is NO ‘tinka’ in my ‘daarhi’… my Gillette Mach-3 can vouch for that! :|

  4. binary-zero (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 6:44 am

    i remember in past 7-8 years, when i was a young kid, i was caught by T/police at Kalma chowk in general hold up – and the reason he gave was signals not working :P besides, i gave that challan to mamon , had to hear some %^&%$^%&^ but mamon made SSP Protocol to pay that from his pocket :P

    after that time, i guess no challan, stopped couple of time but you know if you keep the license in pocket you are going to have a challan :P so i never kept and never applied for too :D besides i belong to force too heh.

  5. iceCube (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 8:35 am

    >>Rs. 500 for line/lane violation!!! *faints*

    I’d say thats getting off cheap. Traffic offenses should also incur demerit points on the license.

  6. The Pakistani Spectator (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    Well Don worry… Its the start of the duty and after some time they will also be tunned up in the same way as the old ones because it is Pakistan!

  7. Atif Qamar (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    Well, they are doing a good job so far. Today on my way to office, i stopped on race course park signal (on jail road) a guy on motor bike stopped next to me and he was surely in wrong lane, here comes the warden and advised him politely to be in your lane and please wear the helmet, its for your safetly, thats all.

    And i was really impressed because not only the warden done his job in a very efficient way but the guilty guy accepted his fault and also made sure that he will start wearing the helmet onwards.

    P.S. Guys i am a continuous reader of LMB and now decided to take part in the posts as well.

  8. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 1:46 pm

    @V: And never ever let that ringing gadget touch your ear while driving; you may end up paying an additional Rs.500 :|

    @The Pakistani Spectator: Still, there is no need to be pessimistic. After all, Motorway Police have been through for about a decade succesfully… :)

    @Atif: You are more than welcome friend! 8D

  9. Monkey (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 6:58 pm

    I miss my city :(

  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

    City or jungle??? :|

  11. Sa'ad (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

    I say good for us. Perhaps only now we will learn. Look at it like these, these shah jis, and majay gamay types, uncles and aunties, paindo biradari people, even burgers drive like behaved people on the roads of UK, US and Canada because they know the fine. Hum issi tarah sudhraiN ge.

    At the back of licence, there are spots that can be punched out to indicate traffic offences. I suppose they will start using them too.

  12. Muneeb (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 10:37 am

    … I sooo want to be optimistic…

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