The State government has directed the police and district administration to take serious note of rash driving by two-wheelers which has resulted in a number of fatalities in the State.
“It is very unfortunate. I have seen tragic incidents happening everyday and the instructions have been given to the DGP and the DGP has sent it downwards,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told media persons here today.
“Any reckless driving by two-wheelers or four wheelers has to be handled very seriously in order to make sure that everybody is safe,” he added.
Reminding that action has already been initiated against loud exhaust noise, Tynsong said, “We do not want anyone to be disturbed and in the same way we will not tolerate those reckless driving and we will make sure that they are booked as per law”.
Of late, driving in the city roads has turned into a nightmare thanks to mostly few two-wheeler riders and their reckless riding.
Speeding and overtaking in congested areas is a common sight in the city roads and many a time the consequence of it has been fatal.
Yesterday evening, a 40 year old woman from Mawlai Kyntonmassar died after being hit by a motorcycle bearing registration number ML 05 AA 6505.
The woman identified as Lari Iawrot was crossing the road when the bike which came at high speed hit her. She was later rushed to Shillong Civil Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The deceased worked at Kiddies Corner School here.