Following complaints from citizens, citing specifically modified silencers on board Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles, traffic police in Pune, Mysore, Bengaluru and in some regions of Kerala, have started fining owners. Traffic police are stopping Royal Enfield riders and checking their vehicles for modifications. If these motorcycles are found with loud exhaust notes, offenders are being charged under Section 190 (2) of MVA.
Photo below was shared by Bangalore Police on Facebook. They had to say this – “Special squad of @AcpSe traffic police has seized 11 bikes & fined them after removing their modified defective silencers.”
Changes to the silencer, which causes a public nuisance, attracts a fine upto INR 1,000. In addition to this, traffic cops in Bangalore have started breaking the illegal exhausts on the spot. Below are the photos where a modified exhaust is being removed and being hammered on the spot.
While Bullet owners think owning an Enfield Bullet and modifying its sound as a status symbol, they are oblivious to the sound disturbance it causes. Deputy Commissioner of Pune Traffic Police, Sarang Awad initiated a noise pollution reduction drive last year.
Last month he started this drive for three days. On the first day, of the fine being introduced saw 43 cases being registered, while INR 11,200 was collected while on second day 88 cases were registered and INR 17,700 was collected. 3rd day saw 49 cases being registered with INR 7,300 collected as fines, bringing total fines to INR 36,200.
In Adugodi police station…..
Posted by Sanil Kt on Sunday, 10 December 2017
RE Owner – Can I know the status of my seized defective silencer ?BENGALURU CITY POLICE – Yes sure, status updated. Thank you!
Posted by RushLane on Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Exhausts being crushed by special equipment!#rebc
Posted by Royal Enfield Bullet CLUB on Monday, 11 December 2017
In a matter of three days, a total of INR 36,200 was collected in fines by the traffic police in Pune. This suggests that there are a large number of Royal Enfield users with illegal exhausts. Bangalore Police too is on a drive to remove such illegal exhausts from the Royal Enfield bikes. Traffic police are also on the lookout for garages where these bikes are being modified promising stern action and severe fines against them as well.