72 one-wheelers arrested, 660 bikes seized


The dangerous tradition of performing motorbike stunts and racing without wearing helmets was at its peak during Eid days. Youth were seen riding bikes rashly on busy roads, including Murree Road, Sixth Road, Bank Road, Mall Road, Peshawar Road, GT Road and Ayub Park.

The young removed the silencers of their bikes to emit a roaring noise that caused a nuisance for the citizens. As a result, the federal police launched a crackdown against bike racers. More than 600 bikes were impounded, while a number of motorcyclists were fined for violating traffic rules.

Islamabad police said that traffic and operational police deployed more than 400 wardens and security personnel to manage traffic and maintain law and order during Eid days.

During the crackdown, some 660 bikes of one-wheelers were seized, while 72 violators were sent to jail. At least three wheelers landed in hospitals who sustained severe injuries while performing dangerous stunts.



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