Following Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi administration’s decision, now officials in Islamabad have also decided to take strict measures to ensure riders hit the road with proper road safety precautions.
The federal authorities have imposed a ban on selling petrol to riders without a helmet.
Office of the District Magistrate has issued a notification in this regard.
The notification asserts that in the federal capital, there have been 68 fatal accidents of bikers during the current year, out of which 50 involved riders who were not wearing safety helmets when they met with a road accident.
It mentions that the death ratio of bikers due to non-usage of safety helmets in the Federal Capital is a startling 75%.
“In view forgoing, it is directed that all petrol pumps shall ensure that fuel may not be sold to any motorcyclist, who is traveling without a safety helmet. Hence, a complete ban is been imposed on selling fuel to motorcyclist without wearing safety helmets in the interest of public safety,” the notification read.
A similar ban has been placed in Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi too.
Earlier this month, IG Sindh Police Dr Syed Kaleem Imam had directed the Karachi police chief to persuade owners of petrol pumps in major parts of the city to ensure that “no fuel is sold to any motorcyclist not wearing a helmet.”