There are curious scenes to spot on the road these days. Where the helmet is now an attachment to the bike to be worn when a policeman is spotted. The Times of India found a policeman without one, and splashed a front page photograph. The cops fined the cop the next day !
And guess what, the police department has earned in lakhs, just by levying fines on those who do not wear a helmet. In six-seven days, thats some number to see ! At the rate of Rs. 100/- for a first offence (of not wearing a helmet) and Rs. 300 for a second one!
As the campaigns intensify to spread the awareness, i wonder why people dont wear a helmet. The hair getting ruffled, hair-fall, suffocation etc, all are answers that have been thrown at me. I was left gaping when a colleague said, “Gods given me a good face. Why should cover it up with the helmet ?”
Another colleague said, quietly, “I wish he gave some brains to go along with the face pal.” I nodded in vigorous support !
Three cheers to the helmet.