Delhi Cab Drivers Are Carrying Condoms In First Aid Box, But For 'Safety' Of A Different Kind

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 September 2019, 11:07 AM
Most cab drivers in Delhi are carrying condoms in their first-aid boxes these days (Image: PTI/ANI)
Most cab drivers in Delhi are carrying condoms in their first-aid boxes these days (Image: PTI/ANI)

Safety first is always a good poilcy. So, it is a welcome news that most cab drivers in Delhi are carrying condoms in their first-aid boxes these days. However, the reason for this 'safety' is actually quite different. The condoms are being carried for a different kind of protection- from challans.

According to news agency ANI, Delhi cabbies claimed they are being penalised by police if "found without condoms in their first aid kits."

Interestingly, the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules (1993) mandates that every “stage carriage” and “contract carriage” should carry a first aid box. The box should have sterilized finger dressing, hand or foot dressing, two large and three small burn dressings, a bottle of 2 per cent tincture iodine, sal volatile, body dressing (one extra-large), a medicine glass and an empty bottle fitted with a dropper for the eyes. There is no mention of a condom even in the guidelines of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

However, The cab drivers said that if they don't carry condoms, they are likely to get fined.

Delhi Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Taj Hasan told ANI, "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."

First Published: Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:49 AM
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