Police have booked popular YouTuber T T F Vasan for dangerous and rash driving n Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore city. The police action comes after the YouTuber uploaded a video of his ride on social media accounts and YouTube.
The police said in a release that they booked Vasan on Tuesday under Section 279 (rash driving) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 184 (dangerous driving) of the Motor Vehicles Act. The authorities at the D3 Podanur police station said Vasan had gone on a ride with popular influencer G P Muthu on the Palakkad Main Road on 14th September.
During the ride, Vasan rode the motorcycle at a high speed causing a threat to other people on the road. The police took action after they spotted the high-speed ride on its official YouTube channel of Vasan.
The rider Vasan has also apologised after the clip became viral on the Internet. He has released a video saying that he will not over speed. He also claims that he uploaded the video for fun and he did not have any motive. Vasan further added that he will now concentrate on his professional biking skills and practice stunting in the future.
The YouTuber uploaded the video a few days ago. In the video, which is over 26 minutes, Vasan reached Coimbatore for a short film. He later went on a ride with Muthu who was also in town. Vasan was spotted speeding at over 150 km/h on the main road violating traffic rules and causing a threat to other motorists. Muthu, who was the pillion rider was spotted without a helmet, which is also an offence.
Cops are watching closely
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 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 maneuvers 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 two-wheeler owners who do not have mirrors installed. The cops of other cities are expected to implement the same in the near future.