Following orders from the Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, the Lahore traffic police has been working hard to catch young drivers after a recent tragedy. This sad event happened in the Defence area last week and caused the death of six family members.
In just four days, the Lahore traffic police caught 1,632 young drivers and started legal actions against each of them. At the same time, the Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Lahore gave warnings to six sector in-charges, saying they didn’t do a good job in enforcing the rules during the crackdown.
The call for a crackdown on young drivers all across the province from Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi is because of the recent incident in Lahore. In that incident, a young driver caused a crash that led to six people losing their lives.
Naqvi stressed the need for fair and strict actions against young drivers. He asked the Inspector General (IG) Punjab, Boss Cheif Commissioner of Police (CCPO), and all Regional Cops (RPOs) to report consistently on how they’re doing to stop youth drivers.
Highlighting the dangers caused by young drivers, not just to themselves but also to others on the road, Naqvi asked parents to make sure their young children don’t drive vehicles or motorcycles.
It’s important to mention that the sad car accident in Lahore’s Defence Phase 7 happened to a family coming back home after visiting relatives. The crash near a roundabout took place when a young boy, named Afnan Shafqat, intentionally crashed his car into the family’s vehicle, leading to very sad consequences.