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Curbing driving by minors: Traffic police intensifies document checking of two-wheelers

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Srinagar: Traffic police authorities are conducting random document checking of two-wheelers here “to curb driving by minors”.

A senior traffic official said that the drive is an ongoing process of enforcement but this time its main purpose is to curb minor driving.

“Many two-wheelers were seized for various traffic violations as they were found riding without full documents, while many were without driving licence,” the official said.

He said they have directions from the higher-ups to make frequent random checking of documents for two-wheelers and other vehicles.

The official also said that they are identifying more two-wheeler riders involved in stunt biking and are calling them along with their parents for counseling.

“The main purpose of the drive is to curb negligent and rash driving by minors; and on a daily basis, many two-wheelers and other vehicles are seized on account of driving by either minors or for other traffic rule violations,” he said.

Srinagar city recently witnessed an upsurge in stunt biking after which the city traffic police authorities started identifying them through social media handles.

According to the traffic police authorities, majorly youth from other districts of the valley were found involved in stunt biking, with some youth coming to Srinagar from as far as extreme north of Kashmir for doing bike stunts. (KNO)

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