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Old 11th July 2016, 14:54   #31
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Default Re: No Helmet, No fuel in Srinagar. EDIT: Now Odisha and Kerala too

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Talk about a classic rip-off.

When he bought the Unicorn, somewhere in that list of fees I would bet he also bought a helmet.
The paper may be legitimate, but by signing a paper that said he received his helmet without actually getting one, there is no way he can force the dealer to deliver it now without a battle in court.

One should NEVER sign any paper that says they have received something until after they actually get it in their possession.
The old, "Check is in the mail." routine will bite them 9 times out of 10.
Actually they offered to give him a helmet, provided he pay for it. Pay up and sign this form, or dont pay up and sign this form. Choice was obvious.

And to further encourage him, the dealer said that the helmet was not available with them, it will be ready in a few days and that my friend could take the delivery of the vehicle only then.

Apparently helmets have longer waiting periods than bikes!
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I don't understand how people can be so stupid! There has been a continuous stubbornness to not buy helmets, even if the awareness exists that having helmet on might just save your life. And a decent one costs all of 1000!

No surprise that this happened. I have a feeling this is politically motivated since a bunch of parties in Pune vehemently protested the helmet compulsory rule considered about a decade ago.

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FAMPEDA president Uday Lodh said, “If the new rule comes into effect from August 1, we will not pick up or stock petrol and diesel at 4,500 pumps in the state, including 500 in Mumbai, We also intend to move the Bombay High Court seeking annulment of the ‘no helmet, no fuel’ rule for two-wheelers.”

Mr. Lodh said the new directive was flawed because it expected petrol and diesel retailers to perform the duties of law-enforcing authorities. “We are not the police, so it is not our job to implement the laws. If we refuse to provide petrol and diesel to anybody, we can be beaten up, especially at nights when drunk or lumpen elements come for a refill,” he said.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle8909458.ece

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I don't understand how people can be so stupid!
If you think about it from the POV of a person standing beside a dispenser, it makes sense. Why should he get beaten up or even abused?

Like our movies, the cops anyway come after everything has happened and a private security guard is as good as nothing.
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If you think about it from the POV of a person standing beside a dispenser, it makes sense. Why should he get beaten up or even abused?

Like our movies, the cops anyway come after everything has happened and a private security guard is as good as nothing.
I agree; my surprise was more directed towards the people who keep refusing to buy helmets. Amended my post accordingly.

I'm curious how things are progressing in Odisha and Kerala.
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my surprise was more directed towards the people who keep refusing to buy helmets.
This is actually a cultural (for the lack of a better word) issue. Why do we drive/ride on the wrong side of road to reach that median when it is relatively empty? Why do we ignore speed limits when there are no cops around? Why do we park like we own the road unless we are penalised or abused by someone? Why do we overtake from the left knowing it is wrong and dangerous to do so?

When I drive/ride and I see other drivers/riders flouting the rules so blatantly, I tell myself "They don't love themselves, and for a person who doesn't love himself/herself, there is nothing you can do".
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No helmet, no petrol' rule for two-wheeler riders to reduce road accident deaths has come into force in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, with chief minister Chandrababu Naidu urging all the petrol bunk dealers to cooperate.
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This rule has been in force in WB for a while . I've seen that people wear helmets while visiting bunks , but helmet less riders are aplenty on the roads , so I don't believe this rule has been very effective in curbing riding without helmets.

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