The new hefty fines for traffic violations has law-breaking motorists worried sick. On Tuesday, a scooter rider was fined Rs 23,000 in Gurgaon for not carrying his vehicle's registration documents and his driving licence. These tightened rules have led a number people to find innovative ways to cock a snook at an expensive challan.
People without helmets get down from their motorcycles and scooters and walk with their vehicles past a number of traffic policemen, in an undated video that has surfaced on social media. It is not clear where or when the incident happened; the video appears to be shot in the evening. Since the tightened regulations, a number of such videos and memes have gone viral.
Dozens of riders pass by the traffic policemen walking with their vehicles without being stopped. There is no law against walking without helmets, the video's caption says.
The hilarious video, shared by Haryana IPS officer Pankaj Nain has Twitter in splits.
Sir ask a constable to follow them. Let them walk to their destination like tht.- Pawan Kamboj IRS (@PawanKambojIRS) September 3, 2019
Only helmet needed and they cant even do that. Let them walk for miles- harima (@HarimaK01618863) September 4, 2019
Mr Nain's tweet has been liked over 1,600 times. He also urged people to follow traffic rules to avoid such situations.
The IPS officer has also tweets a few other hilarious pictures urging people to follow traffic rules.
Don't Drink n Drive- Pankaj Nain IPS (@ipspankajnain) September 4, 2019
Under section 185 of #MotorVehiclesAct2019 drunken driving fine have increased from 2000 to 10,000
Be sensible , follow traffic Rules
Still thinking ???
This is the only option left now pic.twitter.com/fJsPGcSi3z
The Gurgaon rider who was fined Rs 23,000 for various traffic violations on Tuesday made headlines as the man claimed his scooter's worth is Rs 15,000 - Rs 7,000 less than the massive fined slapped on him.
Under the new rules, the fine for riding a two-wheeler without a helmet has been upped to Rs 1000 from Rs 100. Using cellphones while driving can invite a fine between Rs 1,000-5,000 - up from Rs 1,000.
For drunk driving, the fine has been hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000. Speeding has a penalty anywhere between Rs 1,000- Rs 2,000. The law came into effect on September 1.
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