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Rickshaw menace in Peshawar

January 28, 2013

I WOULD like to draw the attention of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Peshawar traffic police towards the huge number of rickshaws on roads. They are causing a great trouble for motorists and pedestrians.

Most of the drivers of these rickshaws even do not have proper legal documents of the vehicle and driving licences, yet they drive like monarchs of the roads.

They seem accustomed to violating traffic rules. It is also evident that the traffic mess is mostly caused by the three-wheelers. If the number of these rickshaws is curtailed, 70 per cent of traffic jams will disappear.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government should introduce a policy where three-wheelers are properly registered before being allowed on roads.

Besides, non-registered rickshaws should be confiscated so that road and civic sense may be instilled into the people.

SADAF JALIL KHAN Peshawar