Bangaloreans feel road safer than pavements

No action taken against riders using city pavements

Bangalore: Bangalore Traffic police’s move to cancel licenses for riding on pavements has done little to make pavements safe for pedestrians as bikers still ride on footpaths.

The Bangalore Traffic Police has recorded 99 cases of bikers riding on pavements and 12 such cases this year but their licenses have not yet been cancelled.

During the peak hours, bikers use the pavement to avoid traffic.

Ajeeth Rajamany, a biker at Indiranagar said, “I usually travel by bike and avoid bringing my car as I can easily sneak through the traffic by riding on pavements.”

Chinnappa, a traffic constable said that he had caught many riders near NIMHANS but no action has been taken against them.

This article was published in the softcopy – in house publication of IIJNM. Click here.

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