Lahore: Underage driving discouraged by police
Police have started an awareness campaign where they discourage underage driving and seek parents’ help in this regard.
Last year, Lahore high court had imposed a ban on underage driver in September where the judge warned that if parents fail to comply with the rules then they will bear the consequences such as being jailed.
In Lahore recently, police have started an awareness campaign where they discourage underage driving and seek parents’ help in this regard. Any vehicle such as cars, motorbikes and even rickshaws can be impounded for up to three days if the driver was found to be below the age of 18 years.
In order to prevent accidents on the account of upcoming holidays like EidulFitr, the DSPs have been ordered to take action against underage driving by the Chief Traffic Officer Captain (rtd) Liaqat Ali Malik. Special 34 patrolling officers have been deployed for taking action against one-wheelers and the driver who is under 18.
The CTO said:
Parents should play a positive role in discouraging underage driving and one-wheeling.
The CTO appealed to the parents not to allow their children to drive motorcycles, cars or any vehicles as the action would be taken against them as well.