The Rawalpindi City Traffic Police (CTP) arrested 219 one-wheelers and car skaters during Eidul Fitr holidays, a spokesperson said on Sunday.
According to Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rai Mazhar Iqbal, a special drive was launched to curb the activity especially on the occasion of Eid and those found indulging in one-wheeling, car skating, rash and dangerous driving were sent behind bars.
He said the activity was already being checked by special squads of traffic officials deputed on the city roads but special arrangements were made to check for the activity at Murree Road, Airport Road, Peshawar Road, near Ayub Park, Jhelum Road and other main roads during the long holidays.
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Iqbal stated that a grand operation was conducted against the violators and those involved in one-wheeling and rash driving were issued challan tickets and fined. Motorcycles and vehicles were also impounded in various police stations of the city, he added.
The CTO stressed that the citizens should play an active role to curb the activity as one wheeling, rash and negligent driving are the main causes for fatal accidents. He added that the operation was conducted by CTP to discourage drivers, especially the youth, from violating traffic rules. The operation will continue in the future, he maintained.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2021.