Drive against underage driving in top gear

Sep 13, 2018
LAHORE - City traffic police department has sized 700 vehicles during its ongoing campaign against underage drivers, officials said Friday.  More than 2900 juvenile drivers were also ticketed during the special operation launched early this week.
A police spokesman said the vehicles would be released when parents of the juvenile drivers will submit surety bonds with local police, pledging that they would not allow driving or auto-riding to their children on city roads. The data of the impounded vehicles was being computerized, the spokesman said. In case of repeated violations, legal action would be taken against the parents. The city traffic police also took action against 3727 smoky vehicles, 10990 vehicles with improper number plates and 742 vehicles without number plates.
The road safety units of the city police are continuously delivering lectures in schools and colleges to educate masses about the importance of road safety laws.
Chief Traffic Officer Rai Ejaz Ahmad said that the special campaign would continue in Lahore till November 27. As part of the latest police campaign, the parents are bound to submit surety bonds with the local police to get back vehicles and children from the police custody.
Several special teams involving dozens of traffic officers are taking part in the campaign to check juvenile driving. The clampdown was launched as police observed that “underage driving” was the major reason behind many fatal road accidents reported across the province in recent months.
(The Nation)