With the new increased traffic violation penalties in full swing in India, the Madhya Pradesh police have started a new initiative for traffic violators.
The new initiative started by the traffic police in Bhopal is asking riders caught without helmets to write a 100-word essay explaining the reason for not wearing the headgear. The new initiative was launched during the Road Safety Week that ended on Friday (18 January).
The new move led to some hilarious jokes and memes on Twitter.
A user wrote: "LKG teacher or police?...Indian police is a joke."
A post read, "I know few ppl who will carry photocopy of essay in their pockets."
"Would love to see few extraordinary excuses," a user commented.
A Tweeple remarked: "100 words is very less. Make them write a 1000-word essay and 'bring-your-own-paper-pen'."
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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