Menace of One Wheeling has been
at rampage in our big cities like Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and
others, but now this curse has become epidemic in small cities and even in
villages as well.
Any special day like Independence Day, Eid Days, Chaand Raat, New Year brings
the tragic news of scores of casualties of youth because of one wheeling
accidents. Countless measures have been taken by Police Department to curb this
lethal trend but everything went in vain In front of thrill of one-wheeling
among young lads.
Wheelie-doers resort to other stunts also like lying flat on bike, inverse
driving, racing and juggling while performing these stunts. These adrenaline
junkies are mostly in teenage or in early 20s. They don’t have any idea that how
precious their life is!
Many of them have seen their friends in pools of blood because of some fatal
accident while performing these stunts but most of them don’t learn any lesson
from such tragedies.
Even Traffic Police Officials could not nab these hooligans for their nuisance
activities because they have immense control of their bike even at high pace,
especially on National Holidays when they pour in hundreds and thousands on the
busiest roads of cities.
These wheelie-doeshave links with Mechanic Mafia from where they get their bikes
altered illegally for one-wheeling and racing. With dazzling lights, mostly
without silencers and number plates, adorned in different colours, these bikes
can be spotted easily roaming in cities.
There are a lot of grim stories of deaths from one-wheeling, racing and other
stunts. Besides deaths, a large number of guys have suffered permanent
disabilities also. I still feel pain in remembering the stories of two bikers
who died in different accidents many years ago, because of these deadly stunts
and racings. One was Sabih from Lahore, who died while performing stunts on his
125cc bike, and the other was a heavy biker from Lahore who died midnight while
racing. The favourite slogan of that heavy biker was “Life begins at 240 kmphr”,
and his fellows at that tragic night say that he was driving probably at same
speed but his life ended at that speed. I am really sorry if someone gets hurt
by recalling these sad stories. The only purpose of mine is to save our youth
from such tragedies. Regarding Sabih, his parents showed immense courage after
his death to allow a private channel to complete a documentary already being
shot on his life, just to save sons of other mothers. That documentary “Sabih
Ruka Nahi” shows his real life scenes and his funeral also. This
documentarybrings viewers to tears. I wish that all wheelie-doers must see that
documentary at least once.
On every special occasion, Traffic Police Officials adopt different tactics to
counter these wheelies. They impound their vehicles in hundreds and haul in many
such motorcyclists but these bikers dodge them mostly because of their fearless
driving skills.A few wheelies also indulge in criminal activities in order to
get money to fulfill their passion. Just a few months back, a traffic warden was
shot and injured in Rawalpindi while attempting to stop wheelies.
Different campaigns on part of Traffic Police and Civil Society have been
launched for awareness of ramifications of one-wheeling but these have been
proven insufficient to eradicate this menace. Without strictness from Parents,
our youth can’t be stopped from this death game.Parents should not show any
flexibility in this matter because bike on one-wheel also shows no flexibility