First teach your children how to drive

In this progressive era, advance technology has brought us many amazing inventions. Aeroplane, train, car, motorbike etc., are the modern modes of transport which are very helpful to us as we can cover the distance of days within hours and the distance of hours within minutes. Regrettably! People have been continuously becoming victims of accidents due to their carelessness while using them. Barring few fortunate people, those who meet accidents suffer severe injuries, fractures and lifelong disabilities and some people even meet their death.

As per the report of October 2017, over 39000 people lost their lives in different accidents occurred only in Lahore in which the highest numbers of victims were motorbike riders.

Some risky facts leading to fatal accidents

٭ Inexperienced and incompetent motorcyclists.

٭ Motorbikes riders are 7-year to 13 or 14-year-old children who ride motorbikes in the streets and on the roads.

٭ Riding motorbikes at terribly high speed, doing one-wheeling and performing motorcycle stunts.

This is truly a matter of great concern that people meet with accidents due to motorcycle stunts and resultantly risk their lives and even others’ (including women, elderly people and small children). There is a cause of concern for those parents who instead of stopping their children show deep love to them by allowing them to use vehicles when they are still very young and underage. Upon seeing children driving vehicles, parents feel pride and encourage them; thus they violate the law of the land.

Remember! Riding a motorbike, driving vehicle etc., without a driving licence by the people below 18 years is an act of crime in Pakistan. (Official website, Driving Licence)

Dear parents! You will be held responsible for all the heedlessness leading to accidents occurred by your children. Therefore, to ensure the safety of your children’s and other people’s lives instead of allowing them to ride bikes on roads, endangering their lives, wait till they grow up; and then:

٭ Train your children under your supervision or enrol them in any standard driving school so they learn how to drive properly.

٭ After providing the training, do not assume that your son has become capable of driving a car or riding a motorbike on the road but abiding by the national traffic laws, get his driving licence first.

٭ Allow your children to drive only after receiving a driving licence.

٭ Initially restrict them to the road with light traffic because the skill of driving on the roads with heavy traffic requires a certain period of experience.

٭ Ensure that the motorbike you are giving to your son is in a reliable condition, for example, new brakes are installed in the motorbike because defective brakes may lead to any loss and horn, side mirrors at right and left sides should be properly installed. Consider all these precautionary objects necessary because a motorcyclist can view the vehicle coming from behind through the side mirrors. Apart from this, do not let them ride a motorbike without wearing a helmet.

Parents should advise their children to obey the national laws and try their best to keep them away from the fondness of driving the vehicle at high speed, doing one-wheeling, racing, etc. Moreover, parents should make a helmet, seat belt and other precautions necessary for their children because if one neglects safety precaution, he puts himself in danger which is sheer stupidity and crime by law.

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ enable us to provide Tarbiyyat (training) to our children according to Shari’ah and protect our children from all kinds of accidents.

اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ

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