Police intensify helmet checking drive, several nabbed

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Jamshedpur : The East Singhbhum district traffic police today intensified helmet checking drive at various strategic locations. Drive was conducted at Sakchi, Bistupur, Golmuri, Mango and Sidhgora. The cops intercepted two-wheeler riders without helmets. Over 150 youths including school children were caught during the drive which began at Sakchi at around 10.30 am . The drive was conducted simultaneously at various other places including Bistupur and Golmuri. At Bistupur around 100 youths driving without helmet were caught.

Deputy superintendent of police ( Traffic), Rakesh Mohan Sinha who was supervising the drive at Bistupur said that the drive will continue.

“The helmet drive was part of traffic policing and would continue. We alone cannot implement all rules. The offenders also included school students. Parents should not allow their wards to ride two-wheelers without helmets and license,” said Sinha.

He said that many people inthe city use tinted glasses in their vehicles and SUVs without dark glasses are rare here. In many cases, owner of a vehicle uses flag of a certain political party to avoid the cops.

A fine of Rs 270 was levied on two wheelers violating traffic norms like riding without helmets. Once again, violation of helmet rule dominated the list of errors committed by twowheeler users. Many were fined for driving without possessing a helmet or driving without wearing it.

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