Regulars here would know that only yesterday, we came up with a post on how Bengaluru traffic police are using a road roller to damage loud illegal exhausts and deter motorcyclists from using such silencers. Now, a new video that surfaced online today shows Bengaluru traffic police using a new hand-held device to inflict permanent damage to the illegal exhausts of motorcycles that have been impounded.
As can be seen in the above video, the device that is being used to damage the exhausts uses a hydraulic press to render the silencers useless. As per the Motor Vehicle Act, anyone using an exhaust that causes public nuisance can be fined up to Rs 1,000. However, this act of removing the exhausts right on the spot and damaging them should prove as a major deterrent to users of such silencers.
Only yesterday, we showed you images of a road roller running over illegal exhaust pipes seized by Bengaluru traffic police. These images (seen below) were shared by Bengaluru Police on their official page on Facebook. This is what the image caption read- “Special squad of @AcpSe traffic police has seized 11 bikes & fined them after removing their modified defective silencers.”
In another event, Sarang Awad, Deputy Commissioner, Traffic Police, Pune started a noise pollution reduction drive last month. This drive, which lasted three days, saw various offenders being challanned for using loud exhausts. On the first day of this drive, as many as 43 challans were issued, thereby generating a total amount of Rs 11,200 in fines. 88 challans were issued on the second day, which led to the generation of Rs 17,700 in fines. On the third day, 49 challans were issued and a sum of Rs 7,300 was collected in fines.
What’s your take on the action by Bengaluru Traffic Police? Do you think it will deter motorcyclists from using such loud illegal exhausts? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below.