ISLAMABAD, Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has erected 14 special police pickets and constituted special squads to curb one-wheeling and road stunt activities in the city.
Following the directions of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar, these pickets have been erected to check practices of one wheeling, car racing and rash driving which not only put the lives of violators in danger but also of other road users.
Various teams and special squads of ITP would continuously patrol in various areas of the city especially in 7th avenue, 9th avenue, Margallah Road, Kashmir Highway, Expressway, Murree Road to take action against speedsters who play stunt on roads.
The policemen of these teams and squad performing in these areas would ensure special vigilance and stopping youngsters to get involved in these stunts putting their lives on risk.
SSP (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed said that strict action would be taken against one-wheelers and rash drivers. He appealed the parents to ensure strict vigilance of their children and do not allow them to play stunt on the roads and risk their lives.
“Such steps by the ITP have the only purpose to ensure safe road environment for the citizens of Islamabad,” he said but termed the cooperation of the parents vital to stop such life-threatening stunts.
The SSP (Traffic) said that bikes of one-wheelers would be impounded and heavy fine tickets will be delivered to them. No laxity will be tolerated in this regard, he added.
Such stunts on roads like one wheeling and racing not only put their own lives at risk but also often bring worries to their families. The SSP said that ITP is very much vigilant to curb such stunts particularly performed on weekends. He said that that special deployment is ensured at 7th avenue, 9th avenue, Margallah road, Jinnah Avenue, Blue area, Faizabad, Rawal Road, Bhara Kahu to stop one-wheeling and racing on week ends.
About police efforts to curb one-wheeling, he said that various teams of ITP patrol on week ends to curb rash driving. He said that one-wheelers drive their bikes in from of groups and police teams regularly monitor their activities. “Police officials work in teams, maintain coordination and inform each other about one wheelers making stunts on roads. They are trapped after stopping the traffic in the areas of violation through barriers,” he maintained.
SSP (Traffic) said that police would accelerate its efforts in the coming days and appealed the parents and teachers to refrain the children from indulging in one wheeling saying that although it is thrill but kills and puts lives of children as well as of other road users in dnager.
He said such dangerous stunts should not be made, otherwise traffic police will take strict action against the violators for the safety of citizens and to maintain the traffic discipline in the capital.
About awareness among youngsters to refrain themselves form such practices, SSP (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed said that education teams of ITP visit various educational institutions, government, non-government organizations to deliver lectures about road safety.
However, he termed the cooperation of parents vital to curb such practices.