Riding is a passion of many auto enthusiasts and most of them follow it religiously. Be it long bike trips, high speed runs on a clear stretch or many times even commuting, riding takes one towards salvation which can only be experienced if you love cars and bikes as much as we do. For fellow bikers, stunting is a common and adrenaline rushing hobby. Most stunt riders don’t make their rides dance just to appear cool but for the immense pleasure one experiences knowing the bike’s under your full control. However, some don’t share the same views and perform such antics on public roads giving a bad name to the whole community. The video below by Tv9 Kannada shows a similar case where a guy is seen performing dangerous stunts on public roads.
After this video went viral on social media, the Bengaluru police got an air of it and immediately sprung into action. The police then tracked down and arrested the youngster in the video. According to a report by the Times of India, he was identified as Noor Ahmed, a 21-year-old from Yelahanka, Bengaluru. He is a B.Com student at Yelahanka Government First Grade College. The video which became viral on the social media showed him performing a dangerous wheelie on public roads at high speed while riding a Honda Dio scooter. Moreover, he didn’t have any sort of protective gears on him while performing these stunts. Adding to this death wish was a female pillion rider who is seen grabbing one of the legs of the guy performing the stuns in the video.
According to the report, Noor Ahmed is the son of an auto-rickshaw driver. Being from a humble background, he could not afford a two-wheeler and learned to ride and perform stunts by borrowing scooters from his friends. He used to go on practice sessions with his friends where they, along with some other youngsters, performed wheelies, stoppies and similar stunts. The 21-year-old youth was riding at the Devanahalli-Nandi Hill Road at the time this video was made by his friends About the pillion rider, Noor told the police he did not know her and she herself volunteered to be part of the shoot after she was impressed by his riding skills. Bengaluru police traced down Noor through the registration number seen in the video and first caught hold of the guy who owned the scooter, who then led them to Noor.
This comes as another case where youngsters perform dangerous stunts on public roads without any protective gear. They do not even wear a helmet which can greatly reduce the risk of a fatality in case of an accident. Just a few days back, a similar incident happened in Mumbai when a youngster was nabbed by police for performing stunts on public roads without any protection.
Riding a bike/scooter and even performing stunts is not something that should be looked down upon. However, what is necessary is that one must do so in a controlled environment. Closed roads, deserted sports or other such places which are not open for traffic are some of the places where stunting can be practised. Performing stunts on public not only puts the rider at risk but also other road users. Protective gear like helmet, gloves, pads and riding jackets among others too is important as they can create the difference between life and death in case of a mishap.