Delhi cab drivers fall for fake news, start keeping condoms in their first-aid boxes fearing challan
New Delhi, Sep 22: A bizarre rumour has left netizens-baffled after several cab drivers in Delhi claimed that it's mandatory for them to carry condoms in their first-aid boxes to escape challans. According to tweets by news agency ANI, Delhi cabbies claimed they are even penalised by police if "found without condoms in their first aid kits."
"If a pressure pipe in car bursts, condom can stop leakage for some time. If it rains, it can cover shoes. Can be tourniquet in case of an injury," according to a few drivers these are the situations where condoms come handy too.
Delhi Sarvodaya Driver Association president Kamaljeet Gill, said, "All public vehicles are required to carry at least three condoms at all times."
However, the cab drivers are carrying condoms, not for the reason you think.
Kamaljeet said that condoms are used to stop bleeding or to treat a wound. He said, "If any person has a fracture, a condom can be tied at the spot till the person reaches the hospital," Kamaljeet said.
In response, Delhi Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Taj Hasan said, "There is nothing mentioned in the Motor Vehicles Act about condoms. We are not issuing any challan to drivers for not having condoms in their first aid kits."
Delhi: Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Taj Hasan says, "There is nothing mentioned in The Motor Vehicles Act about condoms. We are not issuing any challan to drivers for not having condoms in their first aid kits." https://t.co/pn0fdmml6m— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2019
Tweeple had a lot to say after the news made its way onto the micro-blogging site. Here's what they tweeted:
As per Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules (1993) and The Central Motor Vehicles Act (1989), it's necessary for all the taxis to carry a mandatory first-aid box. However, there is no mandate about keeping condoms in the kit.
Gotta be kidding me 🤪— Manish Reddy (@ishliba96) September 21, 2019
का बात कर रहे हैं 😃 pic.twitter.com/JNMASDXaNa— TrolllPost (@Trolllpost) September 21, 2019
Oh ohk pic.twitter.com/HN4vfGtPwB— Siddharth Dalmia (@Siddharth_Da) September 21, 2019
I don't understand why condoms must be placed in cab's medical kit— TKR (@TKR40836815) September 21, 2019