New Delhi: Carry your original driving
licence and copies of registration and insurance papers while
riding a motorcycle in the national capital or/else your
two-wheeler may get impounded.
Delhi Traffic Police today started concentrating on
violations by motorcyclists and during a drive, 5,209 motor
cycles were checked.
The drive comes in the backdrop of a rise in crimes
committed by motorcycle-borne criminals in the city.
"We prosecuted 1,880 people today and 15 motorcycles
were impounded in absence of ownership proof," Satyendra Garg,
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said.
"It is requested that those on motor cycles in Delhi
must have DL in original, at least a copy of RC and insurance
papers to prove that the persons riding are genuine owners of
the vehicle," he said.
Failing satisfactory ownership or suspected stolen
motorcycles can be impounded by traffic police, he said,
adding that from tomorrow, police is going to intensify the
A rise in such crimes last year, which reversed the
trend of the past three years, had prompted city police to
redraw its strategy for 2011 which included identification of
crime-prone zones and re-deployment of resources there.
One of the strategies included extensive checkings of
motorcycles as in many cases, motorcycle-borne men were found
to be involved in crimes. Also, they were using stolen
People on motor cycles including pillion riders must
wear helmets unless being in exempt category of being Sikh or
women, Garg said.
"Though from security point of view wearing helmet is
always beneficial. Not wearing helmet if one is from exempted
category may save you from prosecution, but not from injury
etc if you are involved in an accident," he said.