Islamabad - The increasing trend of one-wheeling continues on the busy roads of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, creating a mess for the traffic.A number of youngsters can be seen making wheeling and bike stunt with removal of silencers from their bikes on various roads particularly on 9th Avenue near sector G-8, posing risk to lives. Usman, a motorist told this agency that these young bikers are a social nuisance who put not only their lives on risk but also the other people driving vehicles on the roads.

Referring to his personal experience, he said he had to apply emergency brakes once he was driving on 9th Avenue after Iftar and a group of bikers closely passed his car showing bike stunts and wheeling. Driving has become difficult in presence of groups of bikers, he added. He said that young men continue to fall off their bikes and die while wheeling or doing other dangerous stunts on the busy roads of Rawalpindi and Islamabad despite a ban on the practice by the Punjab government and ICT administration.

When contacted, the spokesman of Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) said that ITP is working efficiently to stop wheeling on highways and challan tickets are being issued to violators. However, it is difficult to follow every biker. He said that the authority had decided to cancel the holidays of its ITP officers on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr and special teams are being formed to check wheeling.