The netizens have had a field day over the recent case of a Gurugram man being slapped with a Rs. 23,000 traffic rule violation challan. Dinesh Madan, the man who was driving without a registration certificate and helmet, has been charged with a hefty amount for his mistakes. The big fine comes amid the implementation of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 which has brought with it a new set of penalties and fines. Regardless, the reactions from all around the internet have been funny, sassy, serious and bizarre.
Some people have poked fun at him with 'after' pictures.
A guy named Dinesh fined Rs 23,000 for violating multiple traffic rules.— Fenil Patel (@FenilFab) September 3, 2019
Dinesh after paying Rs 23,000: pic.twitter.com/ocnNQ6o3lb
Before & After biker was fined Rs 23,000 in Gurugram. pic.twitter.com/2Ksql8045R— Krishna Verma (@iamKrishnaVerma) September 3, 2019
Some other netizens have made a joke about the cost of his scooter.
A few other netizens went ahead to make judge and jury jokes.
"Your honour, I want to file for bankruptcy"— Vasooli Bai (@Vishj05) September 3, 2019
"Traffic Police ne challan kat diya hai"#MotorVehiclesAct2019
Dinesh Madan, after being hit with the hefty fine, said that “Value of my scooty is around 15,000. I even got a copy of the registration certificate (RC) on WhatsApp from home but by then he had printed. The amount could have been less if he had waited for a while. I want that fine should be relaxed. From now on I will always carry my documents.”
A few of the netizens took to Twitter to raise issues with Mumbai Traffic Police in order to solve their local issues.
Respected Sir/madam @MumbaiPolice pls generate a challan as per #MotorVehiclesAct2019 for 1 offence created by MH 01 BY 3210— CombatMotoringHabits~🇮🇳🇮🇳🏁🏁 NISHANT GALA (@combatmotoring) September 1, 2019
1. Parking on footpath and blocking
On pandurang naik road, dadar west, mumbai 400028. Outside shivsagar bldg.
Pls do share me the challan copy pic.twitter.com/zkQitcTqrT
Some questioned the local Municipal Corporations over the pothole situation
@nitin_gadkari Biker fined Rs 23,000 in #Gurugram ,What's the fine for those Corporations/Municipality officials for roads which are full of pot holes? What's fine for contractors who build such roads? What's Fine for engineers who approves such roads? #MotorVehiclesAct2019 pic.twitter.com/ES969xt3r7— Sharankumar Patil (@SharanPatil89) September 3, 2019
A few of the citizens supported the move by the government and called for stricter laws for safety.
I believe every state government should implement the motor Vehicles amendment act as it will save lives. I heard a motorist saying “ I have a kids & won’t have the money to pay the fine. My question “ why commit the misdemeanor? #TrafficRules #MotorVehiclesAct2019— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) September 2, 2019
Other netizens defended the tweets calling out the pothole situation and raised safety questions.
I agree india does not have the best roads in the world but what has that to do with someone speeding, jumping red light, drunk driving or driving from the wrong side of the road? #MotorVehiclesAct2019 https://t.co/s1Cpe2Ro5R— Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) September 2, 2019