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Chennai police seize 100 speeding bikes

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 26, 2017, 4:50 am IST
Updated Dec 26, 2017, 4:50 am IST
Late night racing has become a menace says police.
Speeding bikes lined up after confiscation by police (Photo: DC)
 Speeding bikes lined up after confiscation by police (Photo: DC)

Chennai: The city police continued to act tough on speeding motorcycles on city roads with police teams seizing about 100 motorbikes along Santhome High road and nearby areas late on Sunday night. FIRs have been registered against more than 80 of the riders under various sections in several police stations in Mylapore district, according to a senior police officer. 

“Though, curbing traffic menace is essentially a traffic problem, we had to intervene and put in law and order teams into it as it has become a menace, especially late in the night”, the officer added. Most of the bikes seized are in the category of 150 cc and above and would be produced before court, police said. 

 

Mylapore Deputy Commissioner, P Saravanan said that the crackdown is a continuation of the efforts by the city police to curb speeding on city roads. Cases have been booked under several sections including 336 IPC (act endangering life or personal safety of others), he added.

 On December 3, police detained at least 20 youngsters and their motorbikes for speeding after one of the bikes injured an Assistant Commissioner of Police while speeding along Sardar Patel road. The bikers didn't stop the vehicle despite injuring the police officer after which the police teams swung into action. The bikes had first gathered near a private hospital in Adyar, from where the youngsters began to speed, supposedly as part of weekend racing. “The crackdown will continue during New Year's Eve too and we would detain youngsters who drive in a way that endanger the public”, a senior police officer said.

 

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