5049 motorcyclists challaned for not wearing helmets


City Traffic Police Rawalpindi challaned 5,049 motorcyclists during last four days for not wearing safety helmets. According to Chief Traffic Officer Rawalpindi Muhammad Bin Ashraf, special campaign on the directive of Lahore High Court was launched in Rawalpindi and the two-wheelers were imposed fines amounting to over one million rupees for not wearing helmets while 149 motorcycles were also impounded in different police stations.
The CTO informed that the city traffic police had decided to strictly implement the rules for motorcyclists to ensure their safety. A special campaign had been launched in this regard, he added. The CTP under its awareness campaign was distributing pamphlets among motorcyclists to promote use of safety helmets, the CTO said.
He informed that the CTP was running a special campaign aimed at raising awareness about traffic rules, road safety and use of safety helmet particularly among motorcyclists. Mobile Education Unit of CTP was arranging special briefing sessions on road safety and use of safety helmets at different educational institutions and other public places in the city, he added. In order to make the campaign more effective and meaningful traffic wardens and officers had also been issued special instructions, he said adding, Education Wing of Traffic police had been making efforts to spread awareness so that the road journey could be made safe and sound.—APP

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