Risky rider uncle fined Rs 11,000!
Scooter and two-wheeler riders can be a nuisance on the roads. Cutting through traffic, driving very close to other vehicles and separating lanes is one of the few problems motorists face on the roads every day. In Kerala, a scooter driver received a challan of Rs 11,000 for driving dangerously on the roads.
The incident was recorded on the dashboard camera of a state-run bus. The video shows how the bus drives on the narrow state road. The scooter driver with a passenger can be seen riding in front of the bus. The footage shows how the scooter driver slows down on the left shoulder of the road and turns sharply to the right.
The bus driver spotted the scooter driver just in time and applied the brakes. The bus driver somehow stopped just in time to save the scooter driver. The scooter driver and passenger escaped without injury or contact with the bus.
Police found the images floating around social media platforms and investigated the incident. The police then issued a challan of Rs 11,000 for dangerous driving. By law, one cannot take turns without using indicators in India. This is why the challan was issued.
Interestingly, according to Indian laws, one must always give hand signals while making a right turn. This is why you see “No Hand Signal” on LHD import vehicles, including army trucks.
Such incidents are quite common
Such incidents are quite common on Indian roads and many of them lead to fatal accidents. When overtaking, always check the lane in front of you and only overtake if it is clear and there is enough space. It is always a good idea to wait until the road is clear rather than blindly following a vehicle on the road.
Also, since it’s quite difficult to get priority for slow heavy vehicles, passing on the left is something everyone does these days. However, whenever possible, always try to overtake on the right side of a vehicle as it is the safest thing to do.
You have to be extremely careful when overtaking in the mountains. Most people try to overtake on blind corners, which can lead to head-on collisions with oncoming vehicles.
Heavier vehicles have no visibility
Even though the bus driver is seated high up, visibility from the bus is quite poor, especially with the small rear-view mirrors that most Indian buses use. Some Indian transport vehicles are not in good condition and it is extremely important to stay alert on the road whenever there is a heavy vehicle around.
Always make sure to maintain a sufficient distance when passing a heavy vehicle, including buses. Most of the time, the brake lights of these vehicles do not work properly. Staying alert around such vehicles can be a life-saving decision.