ITP launches crackdown against amateur drivers, motorcyclists

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Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has constituted special squads to take action against amateur drivers and bike riders not using helmets.

In line with the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Ahsan Younis, Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Mazhar Iqbal has also appealed the parents to refrain handing over vehicles or bikes to their under-age children.

SSP (Traffic) has also directed all Zonal DSPs for strict action against amateur drivers and to ensure steps for safe road environment in the city. He directed to ensure renewed efforts for awareness about traffic rules among citizens by ITP education wing. Rai Mazhar Iqbal directed ITP’s teams to visit educational institutions to create traffic sense as several students have joined ITP as traffic volunteers.

The SSP (Traffic) said that purpose of action against amateur drivers and motorcyclists with helmets is to ensure their own safety as it should not be considered a punitive measure.

Meanwhile, SSP Traffic Rai Mazhar issued directives to the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) to resolve parking issues in the capital, especially around business centres and markets, educational institutes and on Islamabad Expressway especially in Blue Area. Following the orders of SSP, the traffic police carried out an operation against illegal and double parking in Blue Area. Scores of vehicles were impounded while fine tickets were also issued to violators by the traffic police.

Meanwhile, SSP Traffic Rai Mazhar said that Islamabad Traffic Police are striving to minimise accident ratio by educating road-users and ensuring strict implementation of traffic rules. He said this while addressing the concluding ceremony of two-day road safety education workshop organised by ITP here at Rangers Headquarters (17th Wing) Saidpur Islamabad to educate personnel of the force regarding traffic rules, regulations and road safety tips

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