Riders beware: Third time offenders may lose their DL

The Mysore City Traffic Police, who had organised a bike rally recently to create awareness among citizens on the importance of wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers, today intensified their drive to check helmetless riders.

During the drive, which began at 7.30 am, the cops were seen checking two-wheelers at many vantage points and imposing fines on those found riding without helmets. The drive will go on till late in the evening.

City Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem supervised the drive by visiting various locations in the city. This apart, DCP (Crime and Traffic) K.P. Bheemaiah (transferred as CESC Vigilance SP), ACP (Traffic) Vishnuvardhan, Traffic Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors and staff of all Stations were seen checking for helmetless riding.

The traffic cops were divided into 25 teams, with 5 members each with an Inspector and Sub- Inspector. Traffic Police were also seen taking the help of civil Police in the drive.

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem said that the drive will continue till helmet rule is strictly enforced in Mysore City. “So far 52 deaths due to helmetless riding have been reported in the city this year. Our intention is to reduce accidental deaths and enforce the use of helmet,” he added. The Police Department has also written letters to various educational institutions, industries, hotels and other organisations to implement helmet rule among the students and employees. The Police Department has instructed them not to give entry to those not wearing helmet while driving their two-wheelers.

First time offenders will be fined Rs. 100, second time Rs. 200 and for the third time offenders, the Driving Licences will be seized and handed over to RTO for cancellation.

Today’s drive also witnessed incidents where people travelling on their two-wheelers without helmets were seen trying to escape from the Police by getting into cross roads and a few of them met with minor accidents while trying to escape.

In one such incident, a person ran away leaving his motorcycle on the road after hitting another vehicle while trying to escape from the traffic cops at the junction near Chamundi Hill.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore