Wheelie goes unchecked in city

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

RAWALPINDI—One wheel­ing con­tin­ued unchecked on var­i­ous roads of the city par­tic­u­larly af­ter Sa­hari as mo­tor bik­ers, mostly teenagers were wit­nessed per­form­ing danger­ous stunts and driv­ing their mo­tor­cy­cles on one wheel on the busy roads of the city. The one-wheel­ers were seen in­volved in the danger­ous ac­tiv­ity on the roads near Ayub Park, Pe­shawar Road, Sad­dar, Mur­ree Road and other ar­eas es­pe­cially dur­ing Ra­mazan nights and usu­ally suc­ceeded to dodge the po­lice de­ployed on the roads.

Th­ese mo­tor bik­ers not only en­dan­ger their own lives but also pose se­ri­ous threats to oth­ers and also in­ter­rupt traf­fic flow, Aftab told APP.

The one wheel­ing by teenaged mo­tor­cy­clists, risk­ing their life and pub­lic as well, on busy roads of the city is con­tin­u­ing unchecked, he said.

De­spite, all ef­forts be­ing claimed by po­lice to elim­i­nate the ac­tiv­ity, the trend of one-wheel­ing is in­creas­ing and grow­ing at a very fast pace. Th­ese bik­ers do not take any pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures like wear­ing hel­met, el­bow guards etc and come out on roads. Th­ese bik­ers run through the roads do­ing their one-wheel­ing thus putting their lives in dan­ger.

Though, the traf­fic war­dens were de­ployed on the city roads, but they were un­able to save the cit­i­zens at the dis­posal of fun-lov­ing teenagers who tend to break the traf­fic laws the way they want to.

The traf­fic au­thor­i­ties when con­tacted agreed that one wheel drive is pos­ing a se­ri­ous chal­lenge to Rawalpindi city traf­fic po­lice. “It is a se­ri­ous prob­lem and sev­eral ac­ci­dents have been re­ported to us. We are work­ing to adopt counter mea­sures but it has to be re­al­ized that es­cap­ing on mo­tor­bikes is much eas­ier as com­pare to cars or other ve­hi­cles,” stated a se­nior traf­fic po­lice of­fi­cer.—APP

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