ISLAMABAD: An awareness campaign initiated by Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) for giving safety tips to motorcyclists concluded here on Tuesday.
The campaign was formally inaugurated by Traffic SSP Malik Matloob Ahmed and special squads were constituted to educate bike riders on how to ensure their safety before travelling on roads. These squads performed duties at various main roads of the city and briefed the motorcyclists about a safe journey.
The motorcyclists driving the bikes without helmets and side mirrors or having defective indicators, headlights, rear lights and speed meters were educated and appealed to get faulty parts repaired.
The SSP had said that the purpose of this campaign was to ensure the safety of motorcyclists and prevent any road mishap by educating them about safe road environment. He added that defective lights, indicators or other equipment of thousands of motorcycles had been repaired during this 10-day campaign.
He also said that those motorcyclists, who drove such faulty bikes without helmets, would have to face action from now onwards. He added that fine tickets were issued not as a punitive measure but to make citizens more law-abiding and to ensure safety to road users.