Get helmet, take back bike
Traffic cops way of setting ‘erring’ riders right
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, Mar 12: The Traffic police department has found a novel way of taming the two-wheelers riders who don’t wear helmet risking their lives. The department has intensified its drive against the erring lot. But unlike the past, they don’t go by the routine of slapping fine on the offenders and instead ask them get a helmet before resuming the ride.
For the past few days, scores of bikes and scooters are seen dumped inside the traffic police office where the lot is kept till the rider “mends his mistake” and gets a helmet.
Confirming the development, the Superintendent of Police Traffic, Shokat Shah said the drive was serving as deterrent.
“Earlier, the rider would get challaned but didn’t mend his or her mistake of not wearing the helmet. Now to ensure his safety, we ask him get one,” the SP told Greater Kashmir.
Shah said most of the offenders were procuring new helmets as they didn’t have one any.
“The riders need to develop a habit of wearing helmet as it concerns safety,” he adding the number of fatal mishaps in the City had reduced to half as compared to past year. He attributed the development to challaning the drivers for various traffic related offences.
But the SP said some were turning wicked on this front as well.
“Just yesterday a young man told me he had forgotten his helmet back home. I asked him to get it but returned within a minute,” the Shah said.
“Before I would handover his bike keys another offender walked in saying Sir this is my helmet and he borrowed it for a minute.”
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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