Bikers: Please wear a Helmet.

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Guys, less than a week back one of my distant relatives kids was riding a bike on one of the empty streets of Korangi. No one knows what happened to him?? He was found by some of the passerbys laying unconsciously on the road. They called 15 and he was taken to the hospital where he was reported dead. No one knows what happened to him because there were no witnesses. But it is believed he could have been alive had he been wearing a helmet. The only part of his body which was injured in the accident was his head, even his bike was all right. So please all you biker friends, wear a helmet and ride safe.

6 Comments so far

  1. Wahidi (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

    Sorry to hear about your relatives kid….
    Considering the number of motorbikes in Karachi….the traffic police should get some time out of their bribe collection and stress helmets all over the city…..


  2. yo yo (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 6:39 pm

    Inalilahe Wainailaiherajeoon. Awareness to wear helmets is already there. It has been made into a law and enforced many times.
    But one thing about this issue which goes unaddressed is the price of the helmets. A common man with family cannot really spare money for expensive helmets.
    Usually it is seen that whenever helmet laws are to be enforced. Exclusive rights to import and sell helmets are given to politicians and their cronies. They charge exorbitant amounts.
    The goverment should monitor and enforce low prices of helmets and other safety road gear.


  3. PLease remember others.. (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 10:50 pm

    PLease remember others they are also like Us…

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.kuwaite25.com/vb/files/lebanon.htm&langpair=ar|en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=/language_tools


  4. kidal (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 1:31 am

    yo yo, there are helmets that are quite affordable out there. Here is a pic of one example http://www.ironhorsehelmets.com/images/novelty/ezrider_small_white.gif

    As for exclusive rights going to government cronies, there is not much you can do about it. Its still better to enforce this law for the safety of the people, even if it means that someone will make a lot of money unfairly.

    I remember years ago in Malaysia, when the government made the third brake light mandatory, certain people had advance knowledge of the directive and were the exclusive suppliers of the gadgets. Later, when using cellphones became illegal while driving, again hands-free-kits were supplied by a select few that just happened to have good political connections. That is also true for Western countries. They’re just a bit more discreet.


  5. Jamash (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 1:52 am

    Sorry to hear about the loss of a young life, My condolence to the family. Inalilahe- Wa- inailaiheirajeoon.

    Motorcycle is a dangerous ride Considering the conditions of our roads and a number of ignorant drivers.


  6. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 11:07 pm

    Jamash: Most of the dangerous drivers are the one driving the bikes. The way I see some people riding their bikes, they are just asking to be killed. And by some, I mean 90% of them.



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