Not giving way to emergency vehicles can create a dangerous situation for those who need them. While there are strict rules for giving way in developed countries, most motorists in India do not even follow the lane-driving rule.
A case has also been filed against the youth (Source- Ktimes)
In India, heavy fines are imposed for not giving way to emergency vehicles, while obstructing regular traffic can also be fined. A video has been seen from Karnataka in which a youth was seen riding and waving a bike in a strange manner on the road. The young man was doing all this when a government bus was running behind him. This person did this for about 4 km and did not give way to the government bus. Later some people stopped this bike rider and then thrashed it fiercely.
The incident happened on September 26 at around 1:30 pm. The KSRTC bus was going from Kannur to Kasaragod when a bike rider came in front of the bus at Perumba. The rider, who was not allowing the state bus to overtake, started shaking hands in front of the bus and forced the driver to move very slowly.
The video has been shot by a passenger from inside the bus and in which the conversation of many people can also be heard. In the video, two bikes are also shown overtaking the bus to stop the bike rider ahead. After this other bikes are successful in stopping that bike rider. In the video, the passengers of the bus and the people stopping the biker start an argument with him and then beat him up on the middle of the road. The passengers and the driver of the bus pleaded with the bike rider several times to give way.
The video went viral on the internet soon after the incident. On the basis of the video, the District Transport Officer has lodged a complaint. The MVD officials traced the person with the help of the registration details and imposed a heavy fine. According to reports, the MVD issued a challan of Rs 10,500 on the criminal rider. The MVD issued a challan for driving the bike in a dangerous manner and blocking the way of other vehicles on the roads.
Heavy fine for not giving side in emergency
In India, not giving way to emergency vehicles is a crime and the culprits can be booked for this. However, there are regular instances where motorists try to overtake emergency vehicles on the road leading to delays in the emergency vehicle. In the new MV Act, there is a provision to challan up to Rs 10,000 on violators who deliberately block the way of emergency vehicles.
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