Police seek parents’ help to discourage under-age driving

Published: June 3, 2019
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CTO says no underage driver will be allowed on streets. PHOTO: NNI

CTO says no underage driver will be allowed on streets. PHOTO: NNI

LAHORE: In its efforts to take action against underage drivers and discourage one-wheeling, the City Traffic Police has kick-started an awareness campaign for the parents to save their children from accidents on holidays and Eidul Fitr.

All the vehicles driven by underage people would be impounded for three days while it has been directed to register a case against the people involved in one-wheeling.

Chief Traffic Officer Captain (retd) Liaqat Ali Malik directed DSPs to take action in his supervision. He said in order to prevent accidents, no underage driver driving car, motorcycle, and rickshaw would be allowed on streets.Special 34 patrolling officers have been deployed for taking action against one-wheelers and the driver who is under 18. The CTO appealed to the parent not to allow their children to drive motorcycles, cars or any vehicles.

He further said that motorcycles, cars, and rickshaw would be impounded for three days on underage driving. “Parents should play a positive role in discouraging underage driving and one-wheeling,” the CTO said. “Parents will be responsible for the accidents by underage driving and one-wheeling. Citizens immediately report one-wheeling on the helpline 15. This bloody game can be eradicated by the support of the citizen.” The City Traffic Police is also running the awareness campaign on social media.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 3rd, 2019.

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