Scooty going trendy in City
‘Accidents also on rise’
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Aug 14: The use of Scooty is on rise in the City with over 4000 two wheelers registered in the past three odd years.
Majid Bhat, Chief Board of Inspectors at the Regional Transport Office said, 4019 Scooties have been registered in the City since 2009 adding the figure has been growing annually. He attributed the growing number of Scooties to traffic congestion. “People want to avoid traffic congestion so they prefer two wheelers over cars,” he said.
Observers, however, said the rise in use of Scooties had equally given rise to mishaps “because most Scooty riders happen to be amateur females.”
“The number of such accidents has gone so high that the moment a female wounded in some mishap is rushed to hospital our first question is that if she was riding a Scooty and in most cases the reply is: Yes,” said a senior Orthopaedician working at Valley’s sole orthopaedic hospital, the B&J Barzulla. “Some of the girls met with tragic accidents as they were badly wounded,” the medico added.
SP Traffic Srinagar Haseeb Ur Rehman while commenting over the issue appealed the two wheeler riders to adhere to traffic norms and always wear helmets.
“Nobody should ride a two wheeler without helmet because wearing it is for their own safety,” the SP said. He however said the road accidents in the City have come down by around 50%.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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