Hazara police on Wednesday continued its operations against underage drivers, wheeling and motorcyclists without a helmet, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.
On the directives of Hazara Traffic Police Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Abbottabad, Oghi and Mansehra have started a massive campaign, seizing hundreds of motorcycles and issuing challans to underage drivers, violators of traffic rules, those riding without a helmet and one wheeling motorcyclists for one week.
Abbottabad Traffic Police also registered more than 50 cases against traffic violators. SSP Traffic Qamar Hayat Khan said that it was the responsibility of traffic police to stop one wheeling on roads and save the lives of the youth.
He urged the masses to cooperate with the police department for putting an end to the dangerous activity. Khan stated that the seized motorcycles would be released after completion of three days on the written affidavit from the parents or teacher of the suspected motorcyclists.
He further said that to control traffic violations, traffic police had imposed a ban on the provision of petrol to motorcyclists. The SSP went on to say that during the previous campaigns, the ratio of motorcycle accidents had decreased drastically in Hazara, however, underage drivers and motorcyclists without helmets have once again come out onto the street without any fear of traffic police.
Following the orders of DIG Hazara Mirvais Niaz, we have started a comprehensive campaign against traffic violators particularly motorcyclists to save precious human lives, Khan informed.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 20th, 2021.