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    Drive against errant bikers on the anvil
    By Shillong Times Reporter

    "SHILLONG: Bike riders and stunt performers in the State may have to leave their passion for popular stunts like 'wheelies', 'stoppies' and 'burn outs' on city roads, as the city traffic police is contemplating a crack down on the unruly stunters who zoom around the city roads without caring a hoot about the pedestrians.
    The City Traffic Police is planning to introduce "flying squads or crack units with officers on motorbikes carrying compounding books to crack down on these bike maniacs, who are often found to flout all safety norms, thereby putting at stake their own lives and the lives of others as well.
    "We will come down heavily on these young 'heroes' who often play with their own lives by over speeding and by performing stunts on busy streets," DSP (City) Herbert Lyngdoh said on Wednesday.
    Citing figures, the DSP said, "From January to June this year alone, there have been 24 accidents leading to six deaths in the city involving bikes, the victims being pillion riders in most cases."
    The police official also dwelt on another menace of motorbike modifications put into practice by certain bikers, saying, "We will also attempt to put an end to this as it only adds to the noise pollution."
    The State Police department is of the opinion that the proposed crack down on bikers would also restrict the activities of certain bike gangs which are prevalent in parts of the city.
    It may be mentioned that the city has around 17,000 two-wheelers including over 8000 scooters and 9000 motorbikes, mostly driven by students who care the least about traffic rules and pedestrian safety.
    "


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    Thursday, 19 August 2010 04:59 Staff Reporter
    SHILLONG, Aug. 18:
    The state Traffic Police will soon be commissioned with a Flying Squad comprising personnel on motorbikes all over the state to check over speeding bikers, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (City), Herbert G Lyngdoh.
    The number of two wheelers in Meghalaya has exceeded over 15,000, according to latest reports. Motorbikes number 9,200 and scooters 8,000.
    Briefing the media here on Wednesday, Lyngdoh said that the Traffic Department will not stand idle but will take legal action on all bikers, including four wheelers, who do not abide by the speed limit particularly in crowded areas like Police Bazaar.


    The decision was taken after the department pegged the entry of accident cases at 24 in June this year, with six deaths, Lyngdoh said.
    If anybody is found bike stunting in places where it is prohibited, stringent action will be taken and they will be arrested, he said. This is also for pedestrian safety, he added.
    Lyngdoh said bikers tend to show off their skills in places like Sohra and Lachumiere. Such activities will be banned in these places and other parts of the state, and action will be taken, he said.
    Meanwhile, the DSP said that stern action would also be taken against modification of silencers which add to noise pollution. Bikers too will be made to wear helmets while riding, he added.


    Looks like we are gonna have even more tough time improving the Biking Culture in Shillong. Recently there has been a lot of checkings at many junctions of the city. Some were even fined for not buckling the helmet straps. It is an appreciating move by the Traffic Department. The Stunt mania that was held recently in Shillong has really boosted the Bikers to modify their bikes with wheelie bars which were earlier hardly seen in the streets.

    However, with this saftey initiation taken by the Traffic Dept. I am only hoping that other responsible Bikers are not unneccessarily troubled just because WE ARE BIKERS.

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    News approved.
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    ‘Flying Squad’ to check speeding bikers


    Written by the Editor
    Thursday, 19 August 2010 04:59
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    SHILLONG, Aug. 18:
    The state Traffic Police will soon be commissioned with a ‘Flying Squad’ comprising personnel on motorbikes all over the state to check “over speeding bikers”, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (City), Herbert G Lyngdoh.
    The number of two wheelers in Meghalaya has exceeded over 15,000, according to latest reports. Motorbikes number 9,200 and scooters 8,000.
    Briefing the media here on Wednesday, Lyngdoh said that the Traffic Department will not stand idle but will take legal action on all bikers, including four wheelers, who do not abide by the speed limit particularly in crowded areas like Police Bazaar.


    The decision was taken after the department pegged the entry of accident cases at 24 in June this year, with six deaths, Lyngdoh said.
    “If anybody is found bike stunting in places where it is prohibited, stringent action will be taken and they will be arrested,” he said. This is also for pedestrian safety, he added.
    Lyngdoh said bikers tend to “show off” their skills in places like Sohra and Lachumiere. Such activities will be banned in these places and other parts of the state, and action will be taken, he said.
    Meanwhile, the DSP said that stern action would also be taken against modification of silencers which add to noise pollution. Bikers too will be made to wear helmets while riding, he added.




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    Flying Squad get 16 bikes to monitor traffic violators


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    Wednesday, 08 September 2010 05:21

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    SHILLONG, Sept. 07:
    In a bid to control traffic congestion as well as traffic violators in the city, the Shillong Traffic Police have introduced the Flying Squad which will have traffic policemen riding on fancy Pulsar 180cc motorbikes which will help them to move from one point to another to control traffic congestion with ease.


    R. Mawthoh, Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills, while speaking to the media, said that a total of 16 bikes funded by the state government have been provided to the Traffic Police to help with their mobility so that they can control traffic more efficiently as well as look out for traffic violators.


    "The Flying Squad will only look after traffic regulations and enforce them. We hope that with this introduction, traffic congestion will be eased," Mawthoh said.
    While mentioning that the Traffic Police can now chase after traffic violators, especially two wheel motorists, Mawthoh also said that there will be no exceptions even for the traffic cops to bending the rules handed out by the Traffic Department.
    Superintendent of Police Traffic (City), C. Lyngwa also stated that the Flying Squad will be able to ease traffic jams. "The stretch from Dhanketi to Malki is a long stretch and it gets quite difficult for traffic policemen there to clear traffic jams in that entire area. Now, they will be able to move to and fro between the two locations."


    Four bikes for Flying Squad released at Nongpoh


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    Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:26

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    Nongpoh, Sept .14:
    Nongpoh police on Tuesday through its Superintendent of Police, MK Dkhar, received four bikes for the Flying Squad which were flagged off at the SP’s office campus in a bid to control and tackle traffic snarls and violators.


    Before making the squad functional, Dkhar held a meeting with police officers of different police stations in Ri Bhoi to brief them on the functioning of the Flying Squad.
    Dkhar said that the riders of the squad will also be equipped with hand sets, small arms and sirens.

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    Well, good to see. Would be happy to see if this is enforced!!! Most of the laws in our country are still in paper because of lack in enforcement. I wish this one not only exist on paper, but in reality too!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    Well, good to see. Would be happy to see if this is enforced!!! Most of the laws in our country are still in paper because of lack in enforcement. I wish this one not only exist on paper, but in reality too!!!
    Buddy, the Flying Squads are already out in Meghalaya. took two pics but not worth sharing yet, too blur for the eye.

    The proff of thier enforcement is that I have already been issued a "No Parking Summon Slip" by the squads last Friday iteself. But I wasn'st satisfied with the slip coz I had properly parked just beside a private residence where "No Parking" sign wasn't seen! On top of that, there were two other vehicles parked just next to me who haven't been issued a summon slip: one was a black avenger and the other was a Police Registered Armada vehicle. To my surprise, the Armada had no summon slip because of obvious reasons which we all know.

    Anyway, there was no time to waste in arguing with the authority as I had to catch up my engagement in the next 45minutes. So I just paid the 200 bux fine and rushed for my ceremony .

    Overall, its a job well done by the Squads though my second experience was a little unpleasant one.

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    @DBoy - What I intent to say is, showing the seriousness at present is fine, but it should be done on longer terms otherwise it would become yet another law similar to the one that passed on "smoking in public"
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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    @DBoy - What I intent to say is, showing the seriousness at present is fine, but it should be done on longer terms otherwise it would become yet another law similar to the one that passed on "smoking in public"
    +1 buddy.
    Hoping for the same too. But so far so good, it has already been enforced to few other districts too .

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