J&K police launches drive to control unruly two wheeler riders

 Jammu and Kashmir Police has cracked a whip on the traffic violations by two wheeler riders and even asked fuel stations to deny petrol to bikers not wearing crash helmets.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 05, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has cracked a whip on the traffic violations by two wheeler riders and even asked fuel stations to deny petrol to bikers not wearing crash helmets.

"In order to bring a sense of safety among the two wheelers, Police has launched a special drive against visible traffic violations," police said.

They said two wheeler riders who are not wearing crash helmet or are indulging in double pillion riding are being challaned and their bikes seized.

"We are also seizing the bikes of those who indulge in doing stunts or rash and negligent driving. Within two days of the special drive, 1878 two wheelers were seized and challaned in different offences like not wearing crash helmet, indulging in double pillion riding, plying without documents and stunt or rash and negligent driving," the police said.

The police said the objective of the drive is to deter such violators from rash driving and triple riding.

The Traffic Police has also issued an advisory to petrol pump dealers asking them to deny fuel to motorcyclists who do not wear helmets.

"Every year scores of teenagers riding two wheelers without crash helmet and resorting to double pillion lose their precious lives bringing gloom and despondency to otherwise happy families. Cooperation of petrol pump dealers in this regard is highly appreciated by way of denying filling of petrol to such wayward motorcyclists and also bring such violators to the notice of the nearest traffic police post," the Traffic Police advisory reads.

The Police said it will continue such drive against erring two wheeler riders.

"The general masses are requested to cooperate with Traffic Police in order to bring the visible change in traffic management system in the state," they said.