Kashmir's Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari announced on Tuesday that they would confiscate two-wheelers of those caught driving without crash helmets. He also revealed plans to set up inspection teams to keep a tab on bike stunt activities and take prompt action.
During an interaction with a select group of journalists, RTO Kashmir said that they have seen a large number of people riding two wheelers without proper helmets in Srinagar. A targeted campaign was launched to address the issue, reported news agency Kashmir News Observer . The RTO has already suspended the driving licenses of some violators and imposed a fine of Rs 1000.
Bukhari stressed on the importance of helmet usage and urged the youth to prioritize safety by wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers. He also said that helmet is mandatory for the pillion riders. Additionally, he appealed to parents to ensure that their children wear helmets and not allow them to step out without proper head protection.
Data from the Regional Transport Office in Srinagar shows that between the beginning of 2022 and March of the current year, Jammu and Kashmir saw a registration of 81,031 new two-wheelers hitting the roads.More
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