Rawalpindi-City Traffic Police (CTP) arrested 219 one-wheelers and car skaters during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.

According to Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rai Mazhar Iqbal, a special drive was launched to curb the activity especially on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and those who were found indulged in one-wheeling, car skating, rash and dangerous driving were sent behind the bars. 

He said the activity was already being checked by special squads of traffic officials deputed on the city roads but special arrangements were made to check the activity at Murree Road, Airport Road, Peshawar Road, near Ayub Park, Jhelum Road and other main roads during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.

He said grand operation was conducted against the violators of law and those who were found indulged in one-wheeling, dangerous and rash driving were issued challan tickets and fined. Motorcycles and vehicles were also impounded in various police stations of the city, he added.

The traffic officers and circle heads were directed to take stern action against the one-wheelers without discrimination and no one should be spared if found involved in this dangerous act, which is a cause of deaths and severe injuries for the riders.

He said the citizens particularly parents should play an active role to curb the activity as one-wheeling, rash and negligent driving are the main causes for fatal accidents.

He said the grand operation was conducted by city traffic police to discourage drivers especially youth from violating traffic rules. The operation would continue in future, he added.