The profusion of motorcycles on Lahore roads has made these machines a menace. There are many people riding one motorcycle and you can see many things, such as large pieces of glass, cloth and electronic items being taken around on these two wheel vehicles. There are no traffic laws and no ban on what you can and cannot carry on motorcycles; add to this the menace of motorcycle racing and one wheeling indulged by youngsters, and you complicate travel even further.

Milkmen with three or four large milk pots each, keep hitting cars and people right and left with impunity. There is no check for flagrant misuse of motorcycles. These riders also use mobile phones while driving. Our traffic police needs to discipline these bikers and teach them proper road safety, but most of all, we should have strict traffic laws which are implemented to safeguard everyone on the road.


Lahore, May 17.