Recently, a video has come to light showing a family of seven getting on a single bicycle. The incident has sparked a debate among people on social media.
Uploaded by bureaucrat Supriya Sahu on Twitter, the clip opens to show a man on his motorcycle with a child in the front and three other children and two women waiting to get into the vehicle. Soon another child is adjusted to the bicycle, after which the rest of the family also crams onto the motorcycle. It can also be seen that neither the person riding the bicycle, nor the women and children are wearing helmets.
“Speechless,” the officer wrote in the caption.
— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) August 30, 2022
The video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times on Twitter and elicited mixed reactions from users. Many emphasized how the individuals put their lives in danger by breaking traffic rules, while others claimed they took refuge due to a lack of proper transportation facilities.
“7 people in a two-wheeler. If the two-wheeler slips, what happens to the children? The owner/driver of the two-wheeler should be arrested and the driver’s license revoked,” wrote one user.
7 people in 2 Wheeler. If the two-wheeler slips, what happens to the children? The owner/driver of the 2 Wheeler must be arrested and the driver’s license revoked.
— Hariharan (@rahari2k) August 30, 2022
Some shared screenshots from the video show that the family was not alone in breaking the traffic rules.
There is no police officer ahead. See these people coming from the other side!! pic.twitter.com/jhQBlWg3ZC
— Philosopher (@SpiritualityMe) August 30, 2022
Some underlined rising fuel prices in the country that have hit the lower and lower middle classes the most.
Gasoline ⛽ price affects every n everyone
Special lower middle class n lower class
They had no choice but to do all this and risk lives.
General awareness is always a must
Atmosphere that supports your consciousness is also so important
— DR NIRAJ (@NeerajDeogade) August 30, 2022
“This is far from funny. That’s what they have to endure. May God protect them and may He prosper them so that they can afford better transportation,” wrote another person.
This is far from funny. That’s what they have to endure. May God keep them safe and may He bring them prosperity so that they can afford better transportation
— Hezeri Samsuri (@HezeriSamsuri) August 31, 2022
So, what are your thoughts on this?
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