Over 43,000 bikers fined for not wearing helmet

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Police issued 43,594 fine tickets to motorcyclists driving bikes without helmets during the ongoing year, a police public relations officer said. He said that the Islamabad Capital Police is endeavoring to maintain an exemplary traffic system in the city and check those involved in negligence on roads. Chief Traffic Officer Islamabad said that a vigorous campaign of Islamabad capital police had been launched as per the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, in order to create awareness among citizens about the traffic rules. He said that all the officials have been directed to ensure the implementation of traffic rules and regulation irrespective of status and rank and demonstrate patience and politeness while issuing traffic violation tickets to the road users. Islamabad capital police is utilizing all available resources to facilitate the general public adding that the parents are also requested not to allow their underage children to drive bikes or cars till age of maturity, CTO maintained. DNA