Hamirpur, Feb 18, 2020: In a bizarre incident, the Uttar Pradesh Police challaned a man for driving his four-wheeler without helmet.
The matter came to light after the vehicle owner, Prashant Tiwari of Manna Gaon in Hamirpur district, received an e-challan on his mobile phone.
In the message, the RTO informed Prashant Tiwari that he had been fined Rs 500 for driving his four-wheeler, a Mahindra Bolero car, without a helmet on November 30 last year.
Following the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act, traffic police from across the country had come down hard on those violating the new rules as per the amended Motor Vehicles Act. There were, however, several bizarre cases of goof-up as well.
In one such case, also from Uttar Pradesh, a man protested by wearing a helmet while driving his car. The man, identified as Piyush Varshney, had claimed that he was wearing a helmet while driving his car after he was challaned for not wearing one.
He had received an e-challan of Rs 500 on August 27 for not wearing a helmet while driving his four-wheeler. In protest, he started a black helmet every day while driving.