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Kiran Bedi Turns Cop, Scolds Bikers For Not Wearing Helmets. Twitterati React

Published on 12 February, 2019 at 6:10 pm By

Every year in India a large number of people are killed or get injured while riding two-wheelers – motorcycles. Out of all these a major chunk is related to the deaths resulting from injuries on the head. As per a report on road traffic injury prevention, it has been said that setting and enforcing mandatory helmet use is an effective intervention for reducing injuries and fatalities among two-wheeler riders.


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From February 4-10, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways organized a road safety week. In order to ensure that strict safety rules are followed by two-wheeler riders on the streets, Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, turned traffic cop on January 10.

 

 

In a video, that has now gone viral, Kiran Bedi was seen stopping two-wheelers on a busy road in the Union Territory and scolding bikers to wear helmets.

Watch the video here:


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Kiran Bedi was seen advising people with kids and those riding with two pillions to wear a helmet. She also told people that not wearing a helmet could be fatal. She advised people to not go for triple riding.

 

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The best suggestion to the traffic policemen which came from her was to “talk to everybody one by one”.

Here is how Twitterati reacted:

 

In a WhatsApp message, she mentioned how a fatal accident could impact a person in terms of medical, financial, and legal costs. She also said that an injury to the head can be caused to the rider for no fault of his.


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Last year, she drove Puducherry in a private car “incognito” and found lapses in traffic management.

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