Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th September 2008, 19:51   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
kaushik_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,061
Thanked: 147 Times
Default

Ummm, they do stop cars but only at night it seems. Mostly it's to check whether anyone is driving with alcohol. Mostly they'll ask the name or something to get the smell of alcohol. Yeah, daytime I've seen only bikers being stopped. Dunno the reason, but may be stopping cars will cause traffic jams and that's the last thing they want to do, just my wild guess.
kaushik_s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th September 2008, 20:11   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
spadival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,770
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by akshay1234 View Post
also happening in bombay. cops are coming down hard on 2 wheelers. they stop any person who is not wearing a helmet and also if the pillion is not wearing a helmet.
Thats NOT coming down hard. Thats saving a stupid rider's head from coming down hard on the road.
spadival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 12:04   #18
BHPian
 
Rocky_Balboa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Namma Bengalooru
Posts: 580
Thanked: 54 Times
Default

Ajmat, loved that bit!
Maybe when my bottom gets itchy ill call one of those around to do it for me

Edit: Pun intended.
Rocky_Balboa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 12:55   #19
BHPian
 
Revvhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 450
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by akshay1234 View Post
also happening in bombay. cops are coming down hard on 2 wheelers. they stop any person who is not wearing a helmet and also if the pillion is not wearing a helmet.

and pray, what is wrong with that??
Revvhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 13:03   #20
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 381
Thanked: 2 Times
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliAtenza View Post
I see cops..especially traffic..harrass people every day here in bangalore. Why is it only bikers that get stopped?? i barely ever see cars getting pulled over.
I think I'm an exception to this

I use my bike for 200 to 250 KMS a week. I Haven't been stopped by a cop for more than a year now. For Anything!!!

When ever I see cops checking, I slow down, but never get stopped. (I don't use mobile on bike, I wear Helmet, Dont speed)

During the same period, I've been stopped around 9 times while driving my car. Most of the times during the day.

cheers
eclectix 1st is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 13:19   #21
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangalore / Madras
Posts: 1,980
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eclectix 1st View Post
During the same period, I've been stopped around 9 times while driving my car. Most of the times during the day.
I think it's the car
hrag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 14:05   #22
Senior - BHPian
 
straight6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bombay
Posts: 2,333
Thanked: 109 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotorhead View Post
last week around banashankari i was harassed by two cops for an hour at 11 PM at night just for 50 bucks. Was returning late from office after a release and was using my friends bike since mine had gone for servicing and inspite of showing all the valid documents and work proof they harassed me saying that how could they know that it wasnt a stolen bike. I told them to call up my office or come with me to my office since it was right next to my office that this happened, and check my credentials but still they harassed me till 12 PM in the night and all this for 50 bucks. Initially they demanded for 800 Rs and finally they settled to take whatever was there in my purse which luckily for me was only 50 bucks.
Its because of people like you that they get encouraged to do more of this. Why did you give in when you knew you had done nothing wrong?
straight6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 14:16   #23
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 433 Times
Default

I fail to understand why there should be a law to protect one's own head. Are we that stupid ? Yes, we are, still, why ??

Quote:
Originally Posted by akshay1234 View Post
also happening in bombay. cops are coming down hard on 2 wheelers.
Would you want them to come any other way ?

Sorry i couldn't resist.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 14:31   #24
BHPian
 
muralisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hyderabad, Bangalore
Posts: 674
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Hi CaliAtenza, here is my observation. Cops in Bangalore mostly try and stop two wheelers with TN or KL registration and very rarely few the 4-wheelers with TN and KL registration. In the six years that I was riding a bike (1994 - 2000) in Bangalore, I was hardly stopped 3-4 times.

But, these days they are checking for all sorts of things and couple of months back, I was pulled over for speeding on the outer ring road. They caught the speed on the camera. I had to pay the fine and there was no room for either negotiation or argument.
muralisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th September 2008, 15:01   #25
BHPian
 
bmw_m5_titus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: kottayam
Posts: 178
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Cali, I echo your sentiments. I have seen that happening in Bangalore as well as here in Kerala too. Not only do they stop you for no reason, the cops speak to you as if you are the scum of the earth!

Muralisk, You are right about the plight of TN and KL regn vehicles!
bmw_m5_titus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2012, 20:50   #26
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,473
Thanked: 4,469 Times
Default Re: Police/Cops In Bangalore..or Maybe all of India

We are talking about cops making us follow the rule book. But in this case who will bell the cat?
Name:  Policemobile.jpg
Views: 424
Size:  107.7 KB
Picture source Lokmat, Aurangabad ( MH 20 is Aurangabad)
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2012, 21:11   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 372
Thanked: 80 Times
Default Re: Police/Cops In Bangalore..or Maybe all of India

Keeping aside all the bad cop behaviour and their uncouthness, noone can really comment if the cop in the above pic was actually attending to something important, like reaching a crime scene or maybe something more important (law keeping wise).

But if he was talking about dinner, then the person who took this pic should have recorded a video and exposed the cop in question.
Ford5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2012, 21:58   #28
Team-BHP Support
 
bblost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,556
Thanked: 6,313 Times
Default Re: Police/Cops In Bangalore..or Maybe all of India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford5 View Post
Keeping aside all the bad cop behaviour and their uncouthness, noone can really comment if the cop in the above pic was actually attending to something important, like reaching a crime scene or maybe something more important (law keeping wise).

When a cop is under a lot of pressure dealing with a crime scene that has warranted his taking a call while riding, he gets super powers.

The bike will automatically adjust to traffic conditions and he will be able to fly over all obstacles.
bblost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2012, 22:27   #29
BHPian
 
SiddVish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 45
Thanked: 22 Times
Default Re: Police/Cops In Bangalore..or Maybe all of India

Maybe i've just been lucky but, I found bangalore cops to be very professional.

Last week, i was stopped for taking a left turn where there was no free left turn. Cop waves me down, approaches my window once i pull over and tells me i jumped the signal. I apologise and say i honestly thought there was a free left (I really did miss the no free left turn sign). He feeds the violation into his blackberry, notices there is one outstanding violation from last year, prints me a receipt for both, i pay the fine and leave. Plain and simple, no shinanigence. I didn't offer an excuse, he didn't ask for one. But then, the fine was Rs.200 :P
SiddVish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2012, 22:49   #30
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,473
Thanked: 4,469 Times
Default Re: Police/Cops In Bangalore..or Maybe all of India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford5 View Post
Keeping aside all the bad cop behaviour and their uncouthness, noone can really comment if the cop in the above pic was actually attending to something important, like reaching a crime scene or maybe something more important (law keeping wise).

But if he was talking about dinner, then the person who took this pic should have recorded a video and exposed the cop in question.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bblost View Post
When a cop is under a lot of pressure dealing with a crime scene that has warranted his taking a call while riding, he gets super powers.

The bike will automatically adjust to traffic conditions and he will be able to fly over all obstacles.
Believe whatever be the urgency, criminal case or not, the cop should have slowed down, moved left and stopped to answer the mobile.
As per the very newly amended M V Act, talking on the mobile phone is an offence liable for penalty while driving a motor vehicle. The definition of driving includes stoppages owing to traffic jams or signals, where the person is still supposed to be driving the motor vehicle.
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kerala Cops nab NRI driving a FAKE "Dubai Police Car"! throttlebay Street Experiences 3 24th August 2012 16:45
Advaith Hyundai loses my Hyundai i10! Cops find it, car lying at Police Station sandeepmohan Indian Car Dealerships 68 22nd August 2012 08:57
Bugatti is coming...to INDIA (maybe in 2010)!!! veyron1 The Indian Car Scene 57 3rd October 2010 21:16
Spied – 2010 Mercedes Benz C250 CGI on Indian soil. EDIT : Maybe not after all Sudan_NFS The Indian Car Scene 10 14th May 2010 20:47
Buying a car after 10 months, maybe a nano, maybe not! ani_meher What Car? 9 11th May 2010 12:54


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:16.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks