RAWALPINDI: City Traffic Police (CTP) took strict action against 95 one-wheelers and car skaters during Eid ul Azha holidays.
According to Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Shoaib Khurram Janbaz, a special drive was launched to curb the activity especially on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and those who were founded indulged in one-wheeling, car skating, rash and dangerous driving sent behind the 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 the activity at Murree Road, Airport Road, Peshawar Road, near Ayub Park, Jhelum Road and other main roads during Eid-ul-Azha holidays.
He said grand operation was conducted against the violators of the law and those who were founded indulged in one-wheeling, dangerous 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 SSP told the efforts to curb the activity are continuing.
He said traffic police officers were directed to keep a vigilant eye on the one-wheelers so that action in accordance with the law could be taken against them. Every sector of the city was covered by separate squads formed in this regard who performed duties under two shifts.
Night duties of traffic police officers had also been arranged to check severe traffic rules violations including one-wheeling, he informed.
The traffic officers and circle heads were directed to take stern action against the one-wheelers without discrimination and no one should be spared if found involved in this dangerous act, which is a cause of deaths and severe injuries for the riders.
He said the citizens particularly parents should play an active role to curb the activity as one wheeling, rash and negligent driving are the main causes for fatal accidents.
He said the grand operation was conducted by city traffic police to discourage drivers especially youth from violating traffic rules. The operation would continue in future, he added.