Shillong, Dec 20: The High Court of Meghalaya held a hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against the failure of the police to take action as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 against reckless and negligent riding of two wheelers at high speed.
Advocate N Syngkon drew the attention of the court on Wednesday to the information received by an RTI application which shows that there have been 21 fatalities and 28 injuries in the period of 12 months from 30.07.2022 to 23.07.2023 due to reckless riding.
He wanted a court direction to the traffic enforcement agencies to strictly enforce the Motor Vehicles Act and to install proper checks at strategic points to stem this issue.
The court asked Additional Advocate General ND Chullai to obtain instructions and also to instruct the traffic enforcement agencies as to the importance of adherence to the traffic safety rules and other requirements to curb this menace especially taking into account that the festive season is around the corner.
The matter will come up for hearing on February 7, 2024.