Around 7,471 motorcyclists were fined by the Karachi Traffic Police on Monday, for not wearing a helmet. A spokesperson of the Traffic Police Karachi said that the police seized 4,566 motorcycles on the 22nd day of the “No helmet, no ride” campaign. The police recovered Rs. 1.2 million in fines as well.
Jawed Ali Mehar, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Traffic Karachi said that Rs. 40 million fine was imposed, 0.3 million tickets were also issued and 1,84,000 motorcycles were impounded in violation of the campaign by the traffic police.
The DIGP announced that the Karachi police has launched another campaign to check violation of one-way.
DIGP Javed Ali Mehar launched the campaign on 1st July at the SSP Traffic South Karachi Camp Office in the Metropole area against motorcycle riders who did not wear helmets. Clearly passionate about the campaign, Javed Ali Mehar said, “No biker would be allowed to ply on the city’s main artery, Shahra-e-Faisal without a helmet.”
Meanwhile, civil society is highly appreciative of the campaign. There is hope that this campaign will help save the lives of motorcyclists and prevent fatal accidents.
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