Heavy patrol scares away stunt motorcyclists
The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) began wielding the baton on Thursday by embarking on a late-night crackdown on stunt motorcyclists and errant motorists using the 7th Avenue.
A fleet of at least eight cars was pressed into action to patrol the length of the road following complaints that it had become a racetrack, especially after 11.00 pm.
Several senior patrolling officers of the ITP were seen on duty well past midnight for the first time on this avenue that was inaugurated on August 13.
With no signals and intersections, motorists and motorcyclists often find the road tempting to over speed and indulge in other unsafe acts that endanger the lives of other people as well as their own.
But Traffic Police Deputy Superintendent Hasan Raza warned motorcycle acrobats and reckless drivers to mend their ways and said that night patrols would continue from now on.
A heavy presence of the traffic police scared away motorbike riders who had made the road their very own after 11.00 pm everyday. “On seeing the police cars, they do not dare to come on,” the official said.
Motorcyclists are mainly from sectors G-6 and G-7 that border one stretch of the avenue and had become a headache for disciplined road users. They would often perform one wheeling and do a host of other dangerous manoeuvres, much to the annoyance of the people.