With the fad of creating brief stunt movies for social media platforms catching on amongst kids, the exercise is turning out to be a menace to street safety, Gautam Budh Nagar police mentioned, including that they may begin cracking down on these indulging in such violations on the street.
Over the previous few months, police have been receiving quite a few complaints on the visitors helpline about motorists making brief movies on Noida roads whereas performing numerous stunts. Police mentioned drivers are sometimes seen flouting visitors guidelines with impunity in favour of gaining “likes” on social media.
Traffic police mentioned no less than 55 fines, every amounting to almost ₹20,000, had been issued final month for violations associated to creating movies. Often, automobiles are fined a most of ₹5,000 for visitors rule violations. Traffic offences which can be widespread and carry a excessive penalty embody driving with out helmet or seat belt, rash driving, flawed quantity plate and parking in no parking areas. Drivers being fined ₹20,000-30,000 implies that they had been penalised for a number of offences.
“Between January 15 and February 15, we issued about 55 fines with a excessive penalty quantity. We day by day see round 5 to seven instances of drivers co-passengers flouting norms to shoot movies. They typically commit offences equivalent to not having excessive safety registration plates, rash driving, utilizing tinted glasses, not carrying seat belt, and so on.,” mentioned Anil Kumar Yadav, deputy commissioner of police (visitors).
Traffic police many social media ”influencers” additionally use horns, tyres and different equipment which can be both not allowed or are unsafe for different street customers.
“Some folks have put in very loud music techniques, or stadium-like excessive depth lights that usually blind oncoming drivers. There are others who change the color of their automotive to one thing flashy, which is one thing that isn’t permitted by the RTO. These are all unsafe practices for the offenders themselves in addition to different commuters,” mentioned a visitors police officer, asking to not be named.
The complaints are extra from areas in Larger Noida, mentioned visitors police, primarily as a result of automobiles favor the abandoned inside roads of Larger Noida that don’t have cameras or common police patrolling.
“Not like common notion that expressways are often the locations the place folks drive rashly to make movies, it’s really the inner roads, largely in Larger Noida, which can be the venue of such violations. That is primarily as a result of all expressways have cameras and round the clock monitoring. Stunts like sitting on the bonnet of a transferring automotive or using on two transferring automobiles or bikes are solely doable on inside roads the place the visitors is much less and there are not any cameras,” mentioned the DCP.
Police commissioner Laxmi Singh mentioned strict police motion will proceed in opposition to such stunt performers who use the roads as a stage to make movies for gaining likes on social media platforms. Such exercise results in safety points, she mentioned.