RAWALPINDI – The increasing trend of one-wheeling continued unchecked on various roads of the city particularly at night of Ramazan as motor bikers, mostly teenagers are witnessed performing dangerous stunts and driving their motorcycles on one wheel on the busy roads of the city.
The one-wheelers most of the time without helmet, are seen involved in the dangerous activity on the roads near Faizabad, Committee Chowk, Nawaz Sharif Park, Shamsabad, Ayub Park, GT Road, Chur Chowk and other areas and usually succeed to dodge the police and traffic wardens 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, Shehzad 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. The bikers do not take any precautionary measures like wearing helmet, elbow guards etc and come out on roads.
Especially on gazetted holidays and weekly holidays, these bikers run through the roads doing their one-wheeling antics thus putting their lives in danger.
Though, the police and traffic wardens were deployed on the city roads, but they are unable to save the citizens of Rawalpindi at the disposal of fun-loving teenagers who tend to break the traffic laws the way they want to.
The youngsters who resort to one-wheeling often carry out dangerous stunts like laying flat on motorbikes, driving their bikes in standing positions, and driving with their backs facing the steering of motorbikes. Few days back three youngsters lost their lives in this game as they were one-wheeling near Chur chowk and met a fatal accident.
The teenagers who carry out such dangerous stunts are often left unchecked by the city police. A youngster, Mohsin, said that although one-wheeling is a dangerous sport, he sees no harm in it on special occasions.
He said the motorcyclists demonstrating one-wheeling and other stunts monitor the positions and response timing of police personnel.
Although, there are policemen on the roads especially the Murree road but they are able to find enough space for their stunt.
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 been reported to us. We are working to adopt counter measures but it has to be realised that escaping on motorbikes is much easier as compare to cars or other vehicles,” stated a senior traffic police officer.
Superintendent Police (SP) City Police Officer (CTO) Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah informed that hundreds of challan tickets are issued every months on dangerous and negligent driving. Cases are also registered against one-wheelers, he added.