Effective policing measures adopted to curb road stunts during holidays; says SSP

ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (APP):Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) ensured effective measures to curb stunts on
roads by speedsters during the last four days and took action against those
involved in one-wheeling and racing.

Following directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad
Aamir Zulfiqar, Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed said
that a special plan was chalked out in consultation with DIG (Security) Waqar
Ahmed Chohan to check road stunts on roads during holidays on occasion of
Eid and Independence Day.

As per plan, ITP constituted 20 different squads to prevent one wheeling
on 7th and 9th Avenues, Margalla Road, Faizabad Expressway, Murree
Road, Rawal Dam Chowk and other important boulevards.

Hundreds of bike riders were fined and their bikes were impounded for
stunts on roads like one-wheeling and racing. Continuous patrolling was
ensured by ITP teams on important roads and policemen remained on duty
to check such violations.

The SSP (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed himself supervised all these efforts and appreciated the force for effective implementation on measures devised to
check traffic violations by youngsters.

However, the SSP (Traffic) has also appealed the parents to play their
effective role and refrain their children in future from the dangerous stunts
of one wheeling and racing. He said that ITP would have no option but to
take stern action against those involved in such practices.

The SSP (Traffic) said that such steps are being taken to provide safety to
the road users as the above violations may cause loss of precious lives.
However, he said that cooperation of parents with police was the effective
way to curb such violations.

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