CTP takes strict action against one-wheelers


Rawalpindi—City Traffic Police (CTP) is taking strict action against one-wheelers and special drive already has been launched to curb the activity. According to Acting Chief Traffic Officer (ACTO) Yousaf Ali Shah, the activity was already being checked by special squads of traffic officials deputed on the city roads but now, several other arrangements have also been made to curb the activity. He informed that city traffic police was taking stern action against the one-wheelers and the city roads especially the attractive areas for the activity are being covered. He said traffic police officers had been directed to keep a vigilant eye on the one-wheelers so that action in accordance with the law could be taken against them. Under special arrangements, traffic officials have been deployed at Ayub Park, Murree Road near Underpass, Rawal Road, Sixth Road, Stadium Road and other places. The traffic officers and circle heads have been directed to take stern action against one-wheelers without discrimination and no one should be spared if found involved in this dangerous act, which is cause of deaths and severe injuries for the riders. Under efforts to curb the activity, those who found engaged in one-wheeling are being sent behind the bars. He said the citizens particularly parents should come forward and 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 campaigns were initiated by city traffic police to discourage the drivers from violating traffic rules.—APP