Youths burst crackers while sitting on top of a moving Mahindra Scorpio: Punished by Gujarat police [Video]

Burning firecrackers is a common practice in India, especially during Diwali. A video of a group of youngsters in Ahmedabad became viral on the Internet after they did stunts with firecrackers on a moving Mahindra Scorpio. Here is what happened after the video became viral.

The video that became viral on the Internet shows a group of youngsters launching sky shooters from the roof of a moving Mahindra Scorpio. The video shows that the Scorpio is moving on the public roads and a few people are also sitting on the bonnet and the roof of the car. There are people coming out of the window of the SUV too.

After the video became viral, Ahmedabad Police took cognisance and started looking for these youths. They were finally detained by the police. However, Ahemdabad Police did not formally arrest them. Instead, the youngsters were made to do sit-ups. A video of the punishment doled out by the police was posted by the official Twitter handle of Ahmedabad Police.

Firecrackers are dangerous and can cause accidents. Using them in this way could have caused a fire incident. In the past, firecrackers have started fires and this could have gone in the same way.

Doing such stunts on public roads is also illegal and the police can issue challans. We are not sure if Ahmedabad Police has imposed any monetary fine for dangerous driving on the youths.

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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.

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 ratios 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. The police have even started a crackdown on vehicles that do not have rearview mirrors or do not use them. In Hyderabad, the cops have started issuing challans to the two-wheeler owners who do not have mirrors installed. The cops in other cities are expected to implement the same in the near future.

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 of the youths shows them sitting on the bonnet of the vehicle while it is moving through the traffic. Both the youngsters are clicking pictures and also talking to each other while the vehicle keeps on moving. Any mishap can go wrong during such stunts. Imagine just slipping down from the bonnet while the vehicle keeps on moving. It can end in a disaster.

Shantonil Nag

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