Kanpur police have issued an invoice to actor Varun Dhawan for riding on Royal Enfield without a helmet on the streets of Kanpur. A video of Varun Dhawan riding a motorcycle on a road in Uttar Pradesh soon went viral on the internet. The actor is in town to shoot an upcoming movie.
Kanpur DCP Traffic said the actor was driving without a helmet so police issued an invoice as per law. According to the report, the registration plate of the motorcycle that Varun was riding was also defective and violated the guidelines. Police are currently checking the registration plate and will issue another invoice if found to be defective.
This is not the first time for Varun Dhawan
The actor has been in the news more than once before. Several years ago, Maharashtra police issued a challan to him for taking pictures with fans in Mumbai.
Police issued a consignment after a photo of Varun Dhawan clicking with a fan went viral. Both were in their respective vehicles and Varun Dhawan hung from his Audi Q7 to take a selfie. This happens when the traffic signal turns red and the cars are waiting.
Run on the basis of digital evidence
Most metropolitan cities now have a network of CCTV that is closely monitored by a team of police personnel. The police tracked the registration number and issued invoices on the basis of violation. However, many online shipments are erroneous due to faulty number plates.
Wrong invoices can be challenged through traffic police redressal portals. In recent times, the government and authorities have worked to increase the amount of shipments. Penalties have been increased to reduce the number of violations and to make roads safer.
India has one of the highest rates of road accidents and fatalities in the world. Many road users lost their lives due to reckless driving and disobedience to traffic rules. The goal of surveillance is to reduce the number of people who use dangerous tactics on the streets.
Police have even launched a crackdown on vehicles that do not have or use rearview mirrors. In Hyderabad, police have started issuing invoices to owners of two-wheelers who do not have mirrors installed. Police in other cities are expected to implement the same in the near future.