Bike Stunt only cost life: Voices

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Mehvish Dilshad

Srinagar, November 22 (KNB): Road accidents are becoming quite prone in the valley.  Every year there is an increase in the number of the deaths due to road accidents. Regardless of the awareness campaigns conducted by many organizations in collaboration with the Traffic Police department, there seems to be no improvement.

According to a survey carried out by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the state of Jammu and Kashmir has topped the list of High accidental death-prone areas. As per the survey an accident in the state has 64 percent chance of causing death in contrast with 36.4 percent for all other states of India. The maximum being the young people of age group between 15-34 years.

While talking to Kashmir News Bureau, a parent said, “The growing craze for the stunts especially on bikes among the youngsters of the valley is one major reason for causing accidents.  Teenager boys can be seen doing dangerous stunts on roads and highways.”

On asking about the bike stunts Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Traffic Srinagar, Tahir Gilani  said that teenagers find this thrilling, television shows drive them towards the bike stunts as well the parents being responsible for giving their children bikes.

“Human life is very precious and you should not risk your life for fun, requesting the parents to look after their children and not give them things they are not capable of handling,” said Gilani.

He further said,”the Traffic Police department is seriously working over this  and almost every day  challans are issued  for not wearing seat belts, helmets and triple seating on bikes.” (KNB)

 

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