31 underage drivers booked in two months
Underage driving shows no signs of abating as in the past two months 31 offenders riding two-wheelers were booked by the traffic police here.punjab Updated: Sep 10, 2012 20:35 IST
Underage driving shows no signs of abating as in the past two months 31 offenders riding two-wheelers were booked by the traffic police here.
Teenagers, school and college students are often seen zipping past at 60 miles or more per hour, trying to perform stunts on their motorbikes and without possessing licence, mostly on the outskirts of the city where traffic is thin. Many of them also indulge in drunken driving.
Traffic police inspector Hardeep Singh said parents should keep tabs on the activities of their children and make them aware of the importance of road safety. "If parents and schools cooperate, we will be able to curb underage driving to a major extent," he added.
Hardeep said the traffic police had started cracking down on underage drivers and counselling them. "We have also been conducting awareness programmes in schools and colleges," he added.