No looking back: Riding without rear-view mirror in Pune will land you in trouble
According to the traffic police officials, challans have been issued against 22,000 people in Pune city from last 40 days
Pune: If you are riding your two-wheeler without rear-view mirrors in Pune city, you may end up paying fine. Two-wheeler riders driving without rear-view mirrors in Pune are facing strict action as the traffic police have launched a special drive to create awareness about its importance to keep riders safe and prevent accidents.
The Pune city traffic police from the New Year strengthened its strict action against Punekars found driving their vehicles without rear-view mirrors. According to the traffic police officials, challans have been issued against 22,000 people from last 40 days.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) for the city's traffic division, Rahul Shrirame said, “Last year over 143 people lost their lives in an accident out of which 77 were two-wheeler motorists. Also, there were 46 accidents where two-wheeler motorists crashed from behind. If these bikes would have had side mirrors, the accidents could have been averted.”
“According to the provisions made in the Motor Act, it is compulsory to install side mirrors for the vehicles. The decision is taken to prevent further accidents and safety of people is a major concern here,” he added.
As per Sections 5 and 7 of the Central Motor Vehicles Act, all vehicles should install rear-view mirrors. There is a fine of Rs 200 for rear view mirror violation, according to the traffic police officers.