Royal Enfield Classic rider fined Rs. 9,000 for making ‘dancing Instagram reel’ while riding

After a video of a man from Kanpur on Royal Enfield Classic 350 became viral online, Kanpur Police took a note of the same and issued a challan of Rs 9,000! The person identified as Khalid Ahmed made a social media post while riding the Bullet and dancing while riding it.

His post became viral on the Internet after which the cops issued an e-challan to the rider of the motorcycle. After paying challan, the owner of the motorcycle also made a video apologizing about the incident and accepting that he did not know about the rules.

The Kanpur Police issued the challan under various sections for not wearing a helmet while riding a two-wheeler, dangerous riding on the public roads and changing lanes abruptly. The total challan amount is Rs 9,000. The owner has reportedly paid the challan online.

Doing stunts on public roads is illegal

Royal Enfield Classic rider fined Rs. 9,000 for making ‘dancing Instagram reel’ while riding

Doing any kind of stunts on public roads is highly 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.

In the video, the rider of the motorcycle is going through traffic riding the Royal Enfield Bullet brazenly and swerving around on the public roads. He is also not wearing any kind of safety equipment like a helmet or protective gear like a knee pad or elbow protectors. Any mishap can go wrong during such stunts.

E-Challans based on social media posts are now common

Such incidents becoming viral means that more people get inspired to do such stunts on the public roads. One should always ensure that such stunts should always be done with utmost care and expert help. While we see such things online and on television, they are done with highly trained professionals who use safety harnesses, in case anything goes wrong. Without these safety nets, one can get seriously injured.

The police have started sending challans online so they do not need any physical presence at the time of the incident. A small clip of the violation or even CCTV footage is enough evidence for the cops to book you. So the old habit of many people who only follow the rules when they spot traffic police standing nearby needs to change.

Most states are installing CCTVs to cover every corner of the roads and many of them also have an automatic number plate recognition system (ANPR). Also, many of these cameras are speed traps and can create automatic challan if you violate the speed limit.