Sindh Police Department has recommended making the driving learning permit mandatory for the purchase of every new motorcycle. The move aims at controlling traffic violations and accidents.
This development has come in a high-level session with Inspector General (IG) Sindh Police Syed Kaleem Imam in the chair. According to a notification, the session was conducted to review measures for anti-motorcycle lifting, security, and other issues.
The session decided that the learning permit teams will be made available in main markets. Moreover, Imam directed the concerned authorities to ensure that the motorcyclists follow the traffic rules and use a helmet and keep the driving license and registration book with them while traveling.
He said that the Karachi Police is working in collaboration with relevant departments to contain motorbike theft and crackdown against gangs involved in street crimes and robberies.
The police chief said that his department has devised a strategy to begin a crackdown on the illegal trade of spare parts of motorcycles. Sindh government will also be recommended to declare the installation of tracking devices, Radio Frequency Identifications (RFIDS), and making hook locks mandatory on motorcycles.
A letter will be sent to Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to make the installation of hook locks a part of the law for the manufacturing companies.
Additional Inspector General Karachi Dr.Amir Shaikh, representatives of driving license branch, FIA, crime investigation, representatives of driving license branch, Sindh headquarters, traffic police, operations, SSP Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC), owners of motorcycle-manufacturing companies, and SSP Anti-Violent Crime Unit(AVCU) attended the session.