Girlfriends, bikes, cellphones to blame for road accidents: Raman Singh #WTFnews


PTI
Raipur, November 11, 2012

Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Saturday kicked up a controversy when he blamed “girlfriends, bikes and mobile phones” for the rising cases of road accidents in the state.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘Road Safety‘ at a medical institute, he expressed concern over rising
number of youths dying in road mishaps.
“If there is a good motorcycle, a good mobile and a good girlfriend then accidents are bound to happen,” the chief minister said.

He said nearly 55-60% road accident victims are youth. “It’s a common sight to see youngsters driving two-wheelers while talking on cellphones which often leads to accidents. Youths should avoid such habits,” Singh said.

Achhi motorcycle, achha mobile aur teesra agar achhi girlfriends ho to accident hona hi hona hai. Ek haath se baat kiye ja raha hai, aur speed badhata ja raha hai. Jhagda hua to brake maarega aur takrayega… bande ko fir kuch hosh nahi rehta ( Nice bike, nice cellphone and especially if you have a nice girlfriend then accident is inevitable…. If there is a tiff (between the two), he would apply brakes and hit against something…The youth then cares for nothing),” Singh said. “Earlier we felt that bad roads were the cause of accidents, so we constructed good roads but I was surprised to know that the number of accidents went up,” the CM added. He later said that sisters should gift helmets to their brothers.

He lamented that while people are ready to spend thousands of rupees to buy motorcycles but are reluctant to purchase helmets which cost just a few hundred rupees.

Opposition Congress was quick to condemn Singh’s remarks terming them as a ploy to divert attention from government’s failure to curb road accidents.

Leader of Opposition in Assembly Ravindra Chaube said bad roads and corruption in transport department are main reasons for fatalities on road.

#India- #Punjab bans vulgar songs in buses to stop accidents #Censorship #wtfnews


TNN | Nov 1, 2012, 02.31AM IST

CHANDIGARH: If the khap panchayats believe eating chowmein can lead to an increased libido and that spicy noodles were behind the recent rise in rape incidents in Haryana, then the transport minister of Punjab thinks playing “vulgar and provocative music” in buses can cause road accidents.

Punjab transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar on Wednesday banned drivers from playing “vulgar and provocative songs” in the state-run transport buses as a preventive measure against fatal accidents.

According to Kohar, vulgar music is a great distraction for those behind the wheel. “Frequent playing of vulgar music in buses not only generates mental pollution among passengers but is also instrumental in fatal accidents due to distraction,” he said.

The minister has issued the ban orders to the state transport department, asking officials to implement the same with immediate effect.

Kohar said strict action would be taken against drivers violating the order.

To keep an eye, and an ear, on the lovers of “vulgar songs”, special teams would soon be set up to conduct random surprise checks on the state transport buses, said a senior official of the transport department.

Agreeing that there has not been any bus accident caused by vulgar music in recent memory, the officials added that “prevention is always better than cure”.

The officials said the state censor board would be of great help in marking vulgar songs. The Punjab government has already constituted its own censor board following protests against many Punjabi singers, who are accused of demeaning women in their sexually suggestive songs.

The transport minister has also asked the passengers to inform him if they came across drivers playing vulgar music. The state transport department has a fleet of 3,500 buses for the state and inter-state travels.

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