Lahore: 1,663 motorcyclists issued tickets
LAHORE: The traffic police on Wednesday issued 1,663 tickets (worth Rs 332,600) to motorcyclists for violating traffic rules in Defence Housing Authority, Model Town and Gulberg, traffic police officials told Daily Times. According to the official data, the traffic police on March 25 issued 5,888 tickets worth Rs 1,405,000 across the city.
Out of these, 5,129 tickets were issued to motorcyclists for violation of traffic rules. The remaining 759 tickets were being issued to heavy transport vehicles and rickshaws. Out of 5129 motorcyclists, 4,208 were given tickets for not wearing helmets. Out of 4,208 motorcyclists, 1,663 were fined in Gulberg, DHA and Model Town. In Model Town, 348 motorcyclists were fined for not wearing helmets. In Gulberg, 979 were given tickets while 336 were penalised in DHA. Salman Ahmed, a motorcyclist, said that no doubt helmet could save a motorcyclist’s life in case of an accident. He said the city traffic police officials had shown zero tolerance towards helmet less motorcyclists. He suggested that the traffic wardens should listen to the person that why was he not wearing a helmet. Kashif, a traffic warden, said, “Motorcyclists make worst violations, so we issue them tickets.” Chief Traffic Officer Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said a campaign had been launched against violators of traffic rules. On Monday, he said, he had issued tickets to 6 traffic wardens, including Akhtar Ameen, Arif Ali, Sajid Hussain, Yasir Nazir, Nabeel Philip and Farooq Nazir, for using un-approved number plates. He said City Traffic SP Abdul Jabbar had issued a ticket to a traffic warden for not wearing helmet.