Overloading invites accident
Mohali: We often overload our cars, motorbikes, auto rickshaws etc without once thinking about just how dangerous this habit is, for ourselves and for other road users.
Residents stated traffic police should penalise such motorists for overloading the vehicles.
“The RC (registration certificate) of every vehicle clearly specifies the number of persons and weight it can carry. But this is blatantly violated.
Such violation happens often in personal vehicles, it is most frequent in the case of two wheelers.
No matter how many awareness drives, warnings or cases are doled out by the City’s traffic police, the issue shows no immediate signs of abating.
Motorists added overloading not only makes people vulnerable to fatal accidents, but also puts pedestrians and other vehicles in danger. People need to learn, and now, before it is too late.