Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma have recently come under fire for riding bikes without helmets in Mumbai. The celebrities opted for bike rides to beat the notorious Mumbai traffic while commuting to work. However, several users were upset after the actors along with their riders failed to wear helmets during their rides and complained to Mumbai police tagging them.
The Mumbai police have taken note of the situation and have shared the information with the traffic branch. The police have also assured the public that they will take action against the actors for violating traffic rules. Fans look up to their idols and get inspired by them, and celebrities are equally expected to conduct themselves in a way that doesn’t put their fans in the wrong lane.
On Monday morning Bachchan took to his social media platforms to thank the fan who gave him a lift on his bike and made sure that the megastar reaches his film set in time by ditching rush hour Mumbai traffic. Bachchan, shared a picture of him riding pillion on the bike and wrote, “Thank you for the ride buddy .. don’t know you .. but you obliged and got me on time to location of work .. faster and in avoidance of the unsolvable traffic jams .. thank you capped , shorts and yellowed T – shirt owner.”
While some praised the two stars for their down-to-earth personalities, there were some who pointed out that both Amitabh and Anushka were riding bikes without helmets. Netizens came forward to tag Mumbai police on the posts. Social media users wrote on Amitabh’s post: “Missing helmets for both rider and pillion. @MumbaiPolice please take note!”
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It is important to follow traffic rules and wear helmets while riding bikes to ensure safety. Celebrities should set an example for their fans and follow traffic rules to avoid any accidents. The Mumbai police’s response to the situation shows that no one is above the law, and everyone should follow traffic rules to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.
A few weeks ago Sachin Tendulkar had shared a video where he was seen sitting in his car and telling passing bike rides to make sure their pillions wear helmets too.
All bikers are required to wear helmets while riding their bikes in Mumbai. Last year, the Mumbai Traffic Police had stated that they will take action against helmetless pillion riders as well. They added that they had observed that many bikers and pillion riders in the city were not wearing helmets.
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