Ahmed decided to carry out such a dangerous stunt.
A video has gone viral of a Pakistani man doing push-ups on a moving car’s door.
The incident happened in Mardan. Police have subsequently arrested the man.
The video showed him doing push-ups with one hand on the roof and the other on the open driver’s door.
A group of men inside the car were seen cheering for him while the daring man carried out the careless stunt.
Mardan Police shared a picture of the man in handcuffs confirming that he had been arrested for his reckless behaviour.
The man was identified as Jawad Ahmed. The police warden said a case had been registered against him at the Par Hoti Police Station.
The car was also seized by officers.
It is still not clear why Ahmed decided to carry out such a dangerous stunt.
— Sabeeh Fasihi (@sabeehfasihi) February 24, 2021
Traffic rule violations are a fairly common practice in Pakistan.
While the police try to keep a check and see that rules are followed, careless incidents are often reported.
The World Health Organisation statistics suggest that 1.2 million people die each year due to road accidents.
In data published in 2018, deaths related to road crashes in Pakistan stood at 2.42%. This is about 17.12 per 100,000 population.
Most of these road accidents are either due to a violation of traffic rules, human errors or poor infrastructure conditions.
What is often observed in Pakistan is that drivers are not trained enough to use side mirrors.
As a result, in most cases, road accidents are the drivers’ fault.
A driver in Mardan, Sherafsar Khattak, was asked about road accidents.
“The so-called drivers poked their heads out of the vehicle for taking reverse turns without being able to use side mirrors.”
He further complained that everybody seemed to be in a hurry.
People not only risk their own lives but the lives of people around as well.
Islamabad Traffic Police released data on annual road casualties from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020.
The data showed that there had been 93 fatal incidents in the capital territory itself.
Concerned authorities need to impose heavy fines on people violating the traffic rules.
Reckless behaviour must be taken seriously and action must be taken against rule-breakers. Unless accountable, people will continue being careless.
Alongside that, youngsters, in particular, should be face action if found playing around or using devices while driving.