BOONI: The Mastuj police conducted a 10-day campaign against underage motorcycle riders to create awareness among them not to play with their own lives as well as that of others.
During the drive, hundreds of bikes were impounded after they were found driven by youngsters or untrained people having no driving licences.
The police in a press release said the drive under the supervision of Subdivisional Police Officer (SDPO) Muhammad Zaman was launched on the special direction of District Police Officer (DPO) Mansoor Aman.
It said the underage bikers were not only informed about the dangers of driving bikes without licences but also told to submit undertakings that they would not indulge in the illegal practice again.
The police said the residents of the area appreciated the action as they had for long been demanding the police tighten the noose around underage motorcycle riders who had become a nuisance for the public.
Scores of people have either lost their lives or sustained injuries after being hit by underage or untrained motorcyclists in different parts of Chitral.
The matter has become even more serious in remote areas where there is no police presence to take action against them.
People in remote areas have called upon the police to impound the bikes driven by untrained youth or without licences.