Under the instructions of Regional Police Officer (RPO) Ahmed Ishaq Jehangir, Rawalpindi Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Muhammad Bin Ashraf led an operation against illegal lights on private vehicles last week.
The operation seized 300 illegal lights including LEDs, revolving police lights and other fancy headlights, fining the owners in a bid to ensure road safety.
The blinding lights have a major impact on motorcyclists as it can lead to accidents, while the police lights are a security risk, said Ashraf.
Illegal lights are a common thing in the twin cities, especially Rawalpindi where the Traffic Police isn’t as strict as the Islamabad Traffic Police.
The crackdown is a step in the right direction and CTO Muhammad Bin Ashraf has been previously in the news for doing some out of the box things like making wearing a helmet necessary for buying petrol on bikes among others.