Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Sept 10: With the implementation of new traffic norms and revised fine rates, violations of the codes continue to prevail. A case in point is that of two under-aged two wheeler riders, who were speeding on the road without helmets, apparently racing each other, were nabbed by the police. When found without helmets and driving licenses, their guardians, residents of Badi Bazaar in Chaibasa Mufassil area were summoned to the police station. The scooty owner Shahista Parveen and bike owner Tahir Habib were made to pay fines of Rs 31,000 each, the highest so far in the Kolhan Region. Both the guardians were warned against allowing the minors to drive again. The MVI records were updated so that the minors would not be able to obtain driving licenses until the attainment of 25 years of age. The guardians and the two under aged boys were let off without any case being filed after the fines were paid.
The Sadar DSP Amar Kumar Pandey said that parents should not allow under aged children to drive vehicles and they should themselves follow traffic norms while driving. He said that the purpose of imposing fines was to enforce road safety norms. He said, “Both the minors will not get their driving licenses until they attain 25 years of age. Their data has been posted on the transport department’s website. People should always wear helmets while driving two wheelers and fasten their seat belts while driving their cars.”
It may be mentioned that each of the vehicles the under aged children were driving was worth Rs 30,000 as per current value.