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Sep 08, 2019 at 17:02

A Man In UP Fined For 'Not Wearing A Helmet' Inside A Car. Yes, You Read That Right

by Srishti Magan

Recently, there's been a definite rise in challans being issued to drivers for breaking traffic rules. And while road safety is of utmost importance, Aligarh cops seem to be taking it to the next level altogether. 

Reportedly, a man in Aligarh was issued an e-challan for not wearing a helmet, while driving a car. 

Indian Traffc police
Source: indianauto (Representational Image)

Apparently, he got a message that he has been fined ₹500 for not wearing a helmet, and the accompanying details contained his car number. He then found a novel way to deal with the issue. He went to the traffic police officer, wearing a helmet, while driving his car. 

car helment man
Source: ANI

As per reports, the police admitted that due to incorrectly fed data in the system, a wrong challan may have been issued and verification was underway. They also stated that a provision to cancel a challan exists, and it can be undertaken in the current case. 

Man driving car with helmet
Source: Dainik Bhaskar

Surprisingly (or rather, not-so-surprisingly), this isn't the first time that this has happened. Two years ago, Bengaluru cops also charged two people, separately, for the same 'violation' - not wearing a helmet while driving a car. 

Wonder if bikers have to wear seat belts next! 

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