IN YET another incident involving a two-wheeler driver not wearing a helmet, a 40-year-old man died of head injuries after he was hit by a speeding unidentified car on Gokulnagar-Dhanori Road on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the city traffic police, which continued their drive against those not wearing helmets, said that from Monday, they would shift their focus on highways in the city limits although the drive on city roads will continue.
Head injuries and subsequent deaths caused due to riders not wearing helmets led to such a drive in the city. On Saturday, Sunil Kumar Tiwari, a resident of Dhanori, became the latest vicitim of head injuries suffered in a two-wheeler accident. Vishrantwadi police said the incident took place when Tiwari was on his way home after work, when an Innova hit him. Senior inspector Sunil Supekar of Vishrantwadi police station said, “The Innova car hit him from side, after which he fell down and sustained severe head injury, which led to his death. ”
Meanwhile, Deputy commissioner of police (Traffic Control Branch) Sarang Awad said, “There have been suggestions that we should focus more on the highways, as these roads have seen a large number of accidents. From Monday, the drive for helmets would concentrate on the highways within the city limits.”
An inspector from traffic division of Pune city said, “The opposition to the helmet rule has absolutely no logic, except politics. We want citizens to wear helmets whenever they ride two-wheelers even if it is for small distances. And for that, enforcement of the existing rule is extremely necessary. ” Police will concentrate on on Pune Mumbai highway, Pune-Nashik highway, Pune-Ahmednagar Highway and Pune-Solapur Highway.