In Karachi, the sea of motorcycles in the rush hours will make one realise that there are no traffic laws for them. The government functionaries implementing traffic rules have totally failed to implement any rules and regulations. Their two and three day drives to disseminate awareness among bikers have done little to change their behavior in any way. The blatant disregard for life or limb is amazing; these daring youths are seen riding on pavements, jumping the signals, rushing between cars and the one wheeling not only endangers their lives but the passersby as well

The behavior of the unruly bikers could be improved through education; they can be taught basic traffic rules and ethics in their syllabus. They should be exposed to various threats and penalties for violation of traffic rules. Revamping the traffic warden system might also pay the dividend.


Karachi, February 25.