MP, MLA Riding motorbike without helmet
Lawmakers give damn to laws
Justifying the proverb that rules are for fools, two
lawmakers of the ruling BJP were seen openly defying the
laws they made for others to follow.
At a time when the Traffic Police department has intensified
a State-wide campaign against riding two wheelers without
helmets, an MP and an MLA from the BJP were caught on
camera openly violating the norms.
In fact the duo – Jugal Kishore and Ravinder Raina -were
caught on camera riding a bike in Jammu during a party
function, without any helmets . The picture that has gone
viral on social media shows Kishore driving the two-wheeler,
while Raina rides pillion on the iconic Royal Enfield 350 CC
The netizens are vocal with their postings on the social
media, demanding legal action against the lawmaker-duo.
“If a common man is fined, and even humiliated by cops for
not adhering to norms, why no action has been taken
against these two leaders who gave a damn to norms? Or
are they above law?” asked a netizen on Facebook while
sharing their picture.
Riding a two-wheeler without helmet is a cognizable offence
in the State while the offender is liable of instant fine or
Earlier this year the Government launched a massive drive
against two wheeler riders not wearing helmets.
On January 23, the Traffic Police department released
formal notifications across the State announcing that
offenders would be strictly taken to task.
“It has been observed that despite booking of large number
of violators, there has not been strict compliance of the
traffic rules relating to wearing of helmet by the riders of
two-wheelers,” the notification said.
“Even the pillion rider of two-wheeler would be required to
wear helmet. Violation would result in imposition of fine
under relevant section of Motor Vehicle Act,” it added.
The notification added that a Committee of Supreme Court
on Road Safety has recently given directions that in case
where law relating to use of helmet is violated by either the
main rider or the pillion rider then they should both be
subject to Road Safety Education and Counseling for not
less than two hours before imposition of fine.
“During the drive for enforcing helmet laws, therefore, the
Traffic Police after intercepting a two-wheeler with the main
rider or the pillion rider without helmet, then both the main
rider and the pillion rider shall be subjected to Road Safety
Education and Counseling for not less than two hours
before imposition of fine as prescribed in the Motor Vehicles
Act, 1988,” the Traffic Police said.
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