Police officials remove illegal siren from Mahindra Scorpio-N: Issue fine [Video]

The government of India bans hooters, sirens and beacons and no one including the government cars can use them. There is still a large number of motorists and car owners who use the sirens to clear the traffic ahead and move faster. Police keep on doing surprise checks to catch such car owners. Here is a Mahindra Sc0rpio-N owner who was caught in one such surprise check.

The video is from Hyderabad where the police have specially set up checkpoints to catch vehicles with hidden hooters and beacons. The police stopped the Mahindra Scorpio-N with an improper registration plate and opened the hood to look inside. They found the siren an issued a challan.

Several other vehicles were caught under the operations. Most of these vehicles are SUVs like Toyota Fortuner. Many Toyota Innova MPVs were also caught using the hooters. Hyderabad Police has issued a challan to the owners of these vehicles who use hooters.

Police officials remove illegal siren from Mahindra Scorpio-N: Issue fine [Video]

Challan to police inspector for using beacon

Some time ago, the Uttrakhand (UK) police came across a vehicle near the tax stand of Almora city and pulled it over. Upon questioning, the driver of the car claimed to be a senior inspector from Badaun, Uttar Pradesh who was on holiday in the city. An argument ensued between the traffic cops and the driver, prompting the City Patrol Unit (CPU) to be called. The senior inspector insisted that it was legal to use the flasher on their car in Uttar Pradesh, but the UK police argued otherwise. As a result, the CPU issued a fine of Rs 2,000 to the senior inspector from the UP police.

It is important to note that in 2017, the use of sirens was banned in India, even for VIPs. Several ministers initially protested against the decision, but eventually, the authorities began enforcing the rule strictly. Even the official vehicle of the Prime Minister of India is not allowed to have a siren. Only emergency vehicles such as police vehicles, army vehicles, ambulances, and fire trucks are permitted to use flashers and sirens on top of their vehicles. The move was made by the government to curb the use of hooter by the posers and the general public.

The Rajasthan state government declared that displaying a person’s rank or position in the administration anywhere in the car is illegal. In addition, Noida Police has issued numerous fines to motorists who have displayed their surnames on the back of their vehicles. Such motorists with illegal sirens and flashers often engage in road rage and drive recklessly on the road.

Shantonil Nag

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