Jamshedpur, Jan 14: As a part of Road Safety Week , the petroleum outlets in steel city for the second consecutive day today refused fuel to helmetless riders. There were many two-wheeler riders who were refused the fuel at the petroleum outlets in Bistupur and other places in the city.
The Police has made mandatory for petrol pumps not to sell petrol to two-wheeler riders without helmets and drunk four-wheeler drivers. But people of Jamshedpur especially youngsters are not happy with the decision of police to enforce ‘no helmet, no petrol’ policy. According to them, police never enforced traffic rules strictly but now they are passing the onus on petrol pump owners. The officials recently said that petrol pump owners have been told not to sell fuel to two-wheeler riders without helmet and drunk four-wheeler drivers.
A local resident Abhigya said that police failed to perform their responsibility so they are thinking to enforce such rules and put the onus on petrol pump owners. She said that it’s the duty of traffic police to check people, who are drunk or without helmet. The rule should be implemented for those people who consumed liquor while driving not for the one who are without helmet.
Akhil Rana, a student, said that implementing such rule will create a lot of problems for the people who are in emergency. “Such policy has exposed failure of the police to perform their duty. It is not the duty of petrol pump owners to solve traffic problems. Public will only follow the rules if police itself will follow them properly,” he added.A local resident Ravindra Bisht said that implementing such rule will create chaos on petrol pump premises. “It is the duty of police to punish people who are violating traffic rules not the duty of petrol pump owners. When police will start doing their job properly people will definitely support them in every situation,” he added.
Alpana Dobhal, a student, said that it is the duty of police to punish people, who are violating traffic rules. She also said that many times people forget to bring their helmet during emergency and in that case he/she will have to face the difficulty. Rajesh Tyagi, a local resident, said that people don’t follow the rules because police busy in greasing their palm.