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Motorbike riding without helmet banned on Shahrah-e-Faisal

The city traffic police on July 10 announced the imposition of a ban on riding motorbikes without wearing helmet on Shahrah-e-Faisal in the first phase to be replicated on three other major roads in the second phase to prevent the growing incidents of death mainly caused by non-wearing of helmets.

The decision would be implemented immediately, said DIG Traffic Iqbal Dara.

Launching a special campaign on Shahrah-e-Faisal with other senior officers of the local police, the DIG said that around 90 per cent of deaths of motorbike riders were caused by non-wearing of helmets as they suffered serious wounds to their heads in accidents.

He said that in the first phase, they had launched the drive on Shahrah-e-Faisal, which would be extended to other roads such as Shahrah-i-Pakistan, Shershah Suri Road and M.A. Jinnah Road to control deaths.

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