BENGALURU: Next time you get caught with a defective silencer in your bike/car, you will not just end up paying but also have to be a mute spectator when the bulldozers will crush your silencer.
In a first of its kind initiative, Adugodi traffic police have crushed 82 seized defective silencers which were caught in the past 1.5 month.
The police sources said, “The accused previously used to pay Rs 100 fine and continue to use modified/defective silencers causing irritation to other motorists and pedestrians.
The police crushed the silencers in front of the police station on Hosur road with bulldozers that are used for ongoing road works.
The action was taken after police received complaints from residents and motorists about annoying defective silencers. The traffic police recently ran a campaign for stopping such vehicles and seizing the defective silencers.
Videos on twitter posted by the traffic police about offending silencers being crushed have gone viral.
A tweet thread of the Bengaluru city police with an a uploaded video of crushing defective silencers, goes like this: “Bike rider: Sir, Can I know the status of my seized defective silencer? Police: Yes sure Status updated thank you; Bike rider: please return back (sic) my silencer; Police: Forgive us, your defective silencer is a closed chapter.”