Kerala’s Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) will launch an ‘Operation Race’ on Wednesday in a bid to control the rising incidents of bicycle racing accidents on the roads.
Kerala Transport Minister Antony Raju said on Tuesday that Operation Race will be a two-week campaign that will step up checks.
“Recently, there has been an increase in deaths of youngsters while racing on public roads. Strong measures will be taken against such immature activities,” Minister Raju said.
“Those who ride modified vehicles, are found speeding and engage in other illegal activities, have their license and vehicle registration revoked.”
He added that the MVD will come to the doorstep and fine those who fail to stop during vehicle checks.
Earlier this week, two youths died after a head-on collision during reckless driving on the Kovalam-Mukkola Bypass at Vizhinjam in the state capital.
Recently in Idukki, a youngster narrowly escaped after his bike swerved and was found hanging from a transformer. The MVD suspended the pilot’s license.