VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite serious action from police authorities on illegal bike racing, the youngsters were seen on speeding bikes causing inconvenience to pedestrians. Bike races have already become a common affair on the Beach Road, Telugu Thalli flyover and other areas. This menace has been growing in the streets now. Thanks to police vigil on main roads of the city.
In the past few months, the city police officials put their concentrated effort on illicit bike racing. They seized some high-end bikes and gave counselling to the young riders along with their parents. They also imposed fines on some bikers. Even after taking these measures, there was not much impact on the youth and rash driving continued in the city.
Alerted by police checking in key locations, the bikers passed through adjacent residential areas. This has turned out as a nuisance to the pedestrians and households. Bikes without silencers and zig-zag driving irritate the people living in the neighbourhood. The motorists are putting their lives at risk. It’s dangerous to them and to the local people as well.
On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day celebrations, the college-going girls came out in traditional wear.
In order to woo them, a group of boys resorted to zig-zag driving and created trouble to the fellow motorists near Alwardas Ground in MVP Colony.
“The traffic police officials must book cases on the youngsters, who indulge in bike stunts on the roads. They can identify the bikers from their registration number plates, by observing the CCTV footages. If the police cancel their licence and vehicle registration, such incidents will never be repeated again,” said P. Babu Rao, a resident of Isukathota.
When asked about the possibility of such system, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M. Ramesh Kumar said that CCTV cameras can identify only traffic signal violations.
“We have rigorous night patrolling and surveillance on the streets. If the police find youth racing the bikes or performing stunts, action will be take against them,” he said....