Crackdown on bikers without helmets reduces number of head injuries in Lahore

Crackdown on bikers without helmets reduces number of head injuries in Lahore

The massive exercise was launched in Punjab following a decision of a high-level meeting held at the Central Police Office (CPO).
Crackdown on bikers without helmets reduces number of head injuries in Lahore

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18 Dec 2023

The crackdown on bikers riding without helmets in Lahore has brought down the number of head injuries in road accidents.

In a video post shared by Lahore Traffic Police on X, a doctor of Sheikh Zayed Hospital revealed that several patients with head injuries in road accidents have dropped down after a crackdown. 

He thanked Lahore Traffic Police and urged masses to use helmets while riding motorbikes. 

 

It is to be noted that the Punjab traffic police are carrying out a crackdown on motorcyclists travelling without wearing helmets. 

The massive exercise was launched in Punjab following a decision of a high-level meeting held at the Central Police Office (CPO). 

The provincial police chief in the meeting had ordered the Punjab traffic police high-ups to ensure that every motorcyclist wear a helmet while travelling on roads across the province. 

Lahore Chief Traffic Officer Mustansar Feroze said the scope of action has also been extended to other major roads of the provincial capital where motorcyclists without helmets would not be allowed entry.

He said the crackdown was launched following reports of head and neck injuries to a large number of motorcyclists in road accidents when they travelled without wearing helmets.

The CTO said the traffic police have set up 190 pickets at various roads of the city by deputing traffic wardens to impose fines on motorcyclists travelling without helmets. He said the traffic police had imposed fine on more than 800,000 motorcyclists during the last six months for not wearing helmets

Last year, 67,292 road accidents out of total of 92,784 had involved motorbikes in the provincial capital that accounting for nearly 74 per cent. 

According to the available data, the CTO said 472 of the total injured persons got spinal injuries, 6,103 head wounds, 8,743 single fractures, 1,456 multiple fractures and 80,097 citizens got minor injuries in accidents.

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