Police nowadays are using viral videos to book the motorists who break laws. In a recent incident, UP Police booked a girl for doing stunts on her Mahindra Scorpio. The police have also seized the vehicle.
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The 10-second video that went viral on the Internet shows a girl sitting on the bonnet of the Mahindra Scorpio. The vehicle was moving at a slow speed at the time. After the video became viral on the Internet, police took cognisance and booked the lady and seized the Mahindra Scorpio too.
The incident happened under the jurisdiction of Sector 24 Police Station in Noida. The exact date and time of the incident remains unknown. The police have not revealed any information on the sections that they have used to charge the girl.
Doing any kind of stunts on public roads is illegal and the violators can even go to jail along with paying massive fines. Doing stunts on public roads can land you in a spot due to various reasons. If anyone wants to practice stunting or want to record videos, it should be done on private property such as race tracks and even farmhouses. Also, one should take note that such stunts are extremely dangerous.
The video shows the woman sitting on the bonnet of the Scorpio that is moving slowly. Even though it does not look dangerous, it sure can become dangerous if the car driver has to apply the brakes suddenly. The woman is not wearing any safety equipment and with the unpredictable Indian roads, it would not be a big surprise if someone comes out of nowhere and the brakes have to be applied.
Viral videos as evidence
Most metropolitan cities now have a network of CCTV that is closely monitored by a team of police personnel. The cops issue challan based on the violation by tracking the registration number. However, many online challans are wrong due to faulty number plates. Wrong challans can be challenged through the redressal portal of the traffic police. In recent times, the government and the authorities have worked to increase the challan amount. The increase in the fines is to reduce the number of violations and to make the roads safer.
India has one of the highest road accidents in the world and one of the highest ratio of fatal accidents. Many road users lose their lives due to rash driving and not following traffic rules. The aim of the surveillance is to reduce the number of people who do dangerous manoeuvres on the roads.