50 PCR vans to check biker menace
During late evenings, while you are on a two-wheeler, don’t go crazy and apply your skills of stunt biking. The Delhi traffic policemen in PCR vans may chase and catch you. HT reports.delhi Updated: May 15, 2012 23:33 IST
During late evenings, while you are on a two-wheeler, don’t go crazy and apply your skills of stunt biking. The Delhi traffic policemen in PCR vans may chase and catch you.
Initiating a unique drive on Monday evening, the traffic police in 50 PCR vans have prosecuted 230 bikers for various offences, including over speeding, driving without wearing helmet, triple riding and also stunt biking. They also impounded 30 two-wheelers.
“This is a drive that will continue till city’s two-wheelers attain discipline,” Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said, adding, “Every day, the drive will be conducted for two hours between 9pm and 11pm.”
A total of 50 PCR vans have been involved in the drive. Of them, 20 would operate in New Delhi areas, 20 in east Delhi, five near AIIMS Hospital and the rest in Dhaula Kuan.
“Two-wheeler drivers are the most vulnerable,” said Garg.
This year during first four months, a total of 186 people were killed in 180 accidents involving two-wheelers. Last year during the same period, 220 persons were killed in such 211 accidents.
During the whole of last year, 635 people were killed in 662 road accidents involving two- wheelers.