BAHAWALPUR: DPO Sarfraz Ahmad Falki said on Tuesday that the police had launched a crackdown against stunt riding and speeding. “The crackdown has been launched on directions of the Punjab Police IG,” he said. Strict action will be taken against boys performing stunts on motorcycles and crossing the speed limit, he said. “There are too many accidents involving young men who fall off their bikes while performing stunts…lives are lost.” He said often bystanders ended up getting hurt in such accidents. He said the crackdown had been launched in view of Independence Day, “when hundreds of young men in the district remove silencers from their motorcycles and drive the vehicles at high speeds”. He said most accidents involving stunt riding occurred on national holidays.
“This is a dangerous way to celebrate Independence Day…there is a ban on performing wheelies, driving at high speeds and removing silencers from motorcycles.”
He said strict action would be taken in case of violation. The Muhafiz Squad and Traffic police will play an active role in the campaign, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2016.
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