Monday, Dec 05, 2022 | Last Update : 03:25 AM IST

  India   All India  09 Oct 2017  Lucknow Police adds to life years on Karva Chauth, gifts helmets to riders

Lucknow Police adds to life years on Karva Chauth, gifts helmets to riders

ANI
Published : Oct 9, 2017, 7:30 am IST
Updated : Oct 9, 2017, 7:30 am IST

Road Accidents in India 2016 report said UP was the 1st among 13 states that accounted for 84 per cent of road accident fatalities in 2016.

Earlier on Sunday, the Lucknow Police stopped people riding on two-wheelers without wearing helmets and instead of charging a fine gifted them helmets. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 Earlier on Sunday, the Lucknow Police stopped people riding on two-wheelers without wearing helmets and instead of charging a fine gifted them helmets. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Lucknow: On the day of Karva Chauth, the Lucknow Police gifted helmets to the women whose husbands were caught driving without one.

On Sunday, Karva Chauth was celebrated across the country. It is considered to be very significant for married women as they observe fast in belief of ensuring the safety and well-being of their better-halves.

Earlier on Sunday, the Lucknow Police had stopped people riding on two-wheelers without wearing helmets. They were not fined, but were rather gifted helmets in an attempt to make them realise that the importance of taking precautions and ensuring safety is a must.

Speaking to ANI, Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said, "Maximum deaths in India are due to road accidents. We gave them helmets asking them not to drive without one".

According to the Road Accidents in India 2016 report, Uttar Pradesh was the first among the 13 states that accounted for 84 per cent of all road accident fatalities in 2016.

Tags: lucknow police, karva chauth, safe driving, lucknow police gifts helmets
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow