IG Sindh directs DIG South to focus on illegal street racing on Sea View
KARACHI: Sindh IG AD Khawaja on Monday directed DIG South Azad Khan to give particular consideration in the direction of illegal street racing on Seaview.
Responding to a query at a ceremony in Karachi, Khawaja mentioned: “It is a legitimate level, particularly on Sunday, youngsters come and race on the roads.”
The IG then addressed DIG South by identify and added, “We now have to give our particular focus on this problem.”
The feedback of the provincial police chief come on the backdrop of a highway rage incident at Sea View on Sunday when a Mercedes sedan and a sports activities bike collided, leading to pictures being fired that left one lifeless and one injured.
Talking to Geo.television, DIG South Azad Khan mentioned that deployment at recognized racing venues will likely be elevated and a crackdown in opposition to illegal street racing will likely be launched.
He defined that there have been two kinds of illegal street racing, the primary is when two drivers taking place the highway out of the blue begin competing with one another and the second, when deliberate illegal street racing occasions are organized.
Whereas the elevated deployment will have an effect on the deliberate illegal street racing meet-ups, Azad added that the police could have to collaborate with the Site visitors Police to fight the opposite unplanned street racing phenomenon.
When requested when requested if there wants to be a collaboration between different authorities departments to limit automobiles from being modified particularly for illegal racing functions, Khan responded that it was an space that may even be checked out.
Sea View incident
In accordance to eyewitnesses, 4 youth within the Mercedes sedan hit a sports activities bike from behind after which sped away. The automobile was then chased down by a Toyota Hilux and was fired upon by the folks inside.
Police mentioned that after firing not less than 9 occasions on the automotive, the boys within the pick-up truck disembarked and beat up the passengers of the sedan.
The tragedy, whereas in a roundabout way associated to illegal street racing, is not the primary life misplaced due to the phenomenon.
Illegal street racing has been glamourized in motion pictures for many years, main to the idea spreading throughout continents. Nonetheless, not like sure international locations the place open areas are offered; drivers danger their very own and the lives of others when satisfying their thrill for velocity the world over in addition to in Pakistani cities.
A fast search on-line, reveals a number of movies and pictures of accidents that had been attributable to rash drivers concerned in illegal street racing in Karachi – each within the daytime and at night time. Nonetheless, the worst incident dates again to 2010 when a Toyota Supra ripped into the gang at a racing occasion in Rawalpindi killing 5 spectators.