The Shillong traffic police on Tuesday delivered a fine of Rs 54,000 after huge numbers of the pillion riders didn't wear helmets.
The traffic police had given challans to bike proprietors if the pillion rider doesn't wear protective gear.
"54 bikes proprietors were fined. A fine of Rs 54,00 was delivered," Superintendents of Police (Traffic), Siddharth Ambedkar educated.
He said that being the principal day; they had not forced a fine on everybody and as part to make mindfulness, the traffic staff had guided the bikes proprietors to buy protective helmets for the pillion riders.
Pillion riders are at the third-most noteworthy danger of dying in a lethal street mishap, with the most noteworthy danger being to bike riders and walkers.
According to MV Act of 1989, the fine for not wearing a helmet is Rs 1000 and the rider will be given a challan for a similar sum if his pillion rider isn't wearing a head protector.
The Shillong Traffic Police likewise commended the offer of the individuals from Shillong who adhered to the standard right off the bat.
"Shillong saw the control of our Two-wheeler Riders and Pillion Riders on Tuesday. In such manner, Shillong Traffic Police might want to acknowledge and praise each bike client for consenting to our solicitation," Shillong Traffic Police said in a Facebook post.
With head protectors getting required for pillion riders, a large number of the shops selling caps in the city likewise observed great business.
A businessperson in Keating Road stated, "The deals of protective caps have gotten over the most recent couple of days".
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