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So, here's the reason behind this man wearing a helmet in a car. Vishnu Sharma from Bharatpur, Rajasthan was fined by traffic police for not wearing a helmet while driving his car.
Yes, you read it right! Hindustan Times reports that, on December 1, 2017, Vishnu Sharma was driving his Maruti Omni when he was stopped at the Uncha Nagla police outpost on the UP-Rajasthan border for checking.
During the checking, the police constable Prahlad Singh slapped a fine of Rs 200 for not wearing a helmet. Now, Sharma wears a helmet when driving his Maruti Omni to escape from any such penalties in the future.
The constable says that he mistakenly wrote ‘not wearing helmet, instead of writing not using seat belt. But Sharma claims that he was wearing the seat belt when the Police stopped him for checking. The constable has written motorcycle in the challan, but other details such as registration number are correct.
This is not the first time Police issuing an irrelevant challan. Previously, a motorcycle rider was fined for not wearing seatbelt in Goa. In this case, it looks like the constable made a clerical error, but it will be revealed after an investigation. According to rules, one must wear seatbelt while driving, but nowhere it is mentioned that the driver should wear a helmet.
The challan issued by the Police is completely unreasonable as the driver was fined for not wearing a helmet. It is even more amusing that the fined driver now wears a helmet while driving. Police should spread safety awareness among the motorists rather than penalising people for unnecessary reasons.