No pollution check - No fuel
Its good to see that Riders are being turned away from filling stations in Noida & GreaterNoida if they are not wearing helmet.
Question for DM is do u have any coordination with Delhi and Ghaziabad?? Otherwise they may get it filled there Nd cause revenue loss to the district. more
A good initiative by the DM. He may also like to take initiative to check unauthorised parking of Autos, E-rikshas, tempo etc on the road side blocking the free flow of traffic in the areas occupied by them like near Sector 37 crossing. more
Hope people know that the helmet is first to fly off if the chin strap is not secured properly. Also helmet for pillion is equally vital. more
One reason why bikers don't wear helmets is that the design of helmets is unsuitable for the climate here. Totally enclosed fibreglass/plastic helmets are most uncomfortable. Honeycomb type of light and breathable helmets need to be developed, something like the ones worn by cyclists in the mornings. Denying fuel for not wearing helmets is not going to work, a rider will put it on while entering a petrol pump and remove it after he comes out.
One very effective way of ensuring adherence to traffic rules is to just move the vehicle to one side and lock the wheel of the bike/car for one hour, and let the offender go after that. No one has that kind of time cushion to be detained for one hour. No need to impose any fine, it will not work. We don't want to create criminals and offenders but to ensure that people adhere to traffic rules.
In late 60s the bicycles were supposed to pay annual licence fee and a brass token used to be fixed on the front hook. The shape would be circular, triangular or square, changed every year. Any bicycle without the token used to be deflated and allowed to go, no fine. Some cops used to throw away the valve and the nut too. As school kids we ensured that the token was always fixed. This was in Patiala. more
Apart from Helmets, the administration must also ensure that those who break traffic rules are punished with high fines, like Rs. 5,000/- and if they cannot pay then they should be in jail for 3 days. Even after installation of cameras and other sophisticated equipment at many crossings, people still don't bother and I have seen many cars breaking the RED lights at almost all crossings. more