Friendly Cop…

Implementation of any law should and must be monitored for effective execution and implementation on the ground… While this is no more a secret; that the cops are friendly…here is a ‘friendly cop’…no, no more friendly for law abiding drivers but for the law breakers …


I observe this cop sitting behind a rider without helmet and chitchatting with smiles with a driver of tracker-trailer used for commercial purpose from a nearby construction site on the old madras road…no doubt that laws are there for interpretation!!

11 Comments so far

  1. saaya (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 10:28 am

    the helmet laws for people like US ..not for COPS …:-(((

  2. psj (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    There are lots of such friendly cops in Bangalore,Once when i was travelling without my licence,a cop checked me and when he found i didnt have a licence ,took the normal 50 bucks and then asked me for a drop to some place. I smiled and then obliged.

  3. Atul (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    Why blame others for corruptions when there re ppl like PSJ? blame cops , not ourselves

  4. Naren (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    Cops are Really friendly in Bangalore. It depends how U handle Them… If u get cought Be Polite.. Dont Show Off tooo Much.. Try to settle with Less it could be Rs. 20 to 50 depending upon the offence.

    Some of my friends Had Gr8 escape.. It depends on driving skills. Still If u r cought “Sir Exam Ge time aithu, Dhudu Illa bitbidi… ys u may releived. Then they will Be PVR!!!!!

    Some of the other Obivous reasons are My friend or Relative is in hospital. I hav no money!! this has definately works in 90% of cases. These tricks worked during Good Old College days!! Now, dont mind to pay fines..
    Coz it goes to Govt. and will be used for Good Developmental activities.

    @saaya Ys. the rules are for common PPL. not for law protectors.. Remeber TOI published with Pics when helmet rule ws implemented.

  5. Naren (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    Rajesh it could be cop sitting back of the rider to check weather he has helmet in his home. Trying to implement instead of levying hefty fine. May be inquiring with tractor driver that weather the construction yellow helmets available for the Rider….!!! Heights of optimism!! That could be the positve aspects!! LOL!

  6. Nisho (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

    Great picture! Traffic rules don’t seem to apply to Government employees or vehicles. The other day I photograhed a BMTC bus crossing over the road median on the outer ring road. I’ve published those pictures in my blog at

    It’s sad to see this when these people are actually supposed to set an example.

  7. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    Enjoyed that! Thanks for the post..

  8. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

    Naren, Like your theories, specially “if you don’t have helmet tell the cop it’s at home, he comes checks it kept in home and let you go!!” wow…that seems yet another interpretation of law…..

  9. Naren (unregistered) on March 30th, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

    @ Rajesh. Hmmmmmm….. A picture tells hundred opinions. My positive thought was the above comments. It may not be completely agreeable. But, when my friend had cought without an helmet the good cop made him to get an Helmet. My friend called home and another person bought an helmet in auto and police did left him without fine. It may not happen always. But, Police do hav good heart. Coz. they are also human beings. I dont completely agree with ur comments in Post with Regard to picture. So, Shall we ask that Cop, wat exactly Happened?? LOL!!

  10. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    Naren, picture tells one thing only… the cop is sitting besides a person without helmet, as far as i know there is no provision / option given to him to check if the rider has the helmet but to ‘fine’ him for not wearing it when he rides his vehicle. no other alternative. you have every right to agree or disagree my opinions but not evade the fact that is caught on camera.

    Your situation is not described as law, police do have right to reprimind the person on some occassions but surely not to ‘participate’ and negotiate with the defaulter…interpreting the ‘law’ or simple ‘bend’ the rules..which govern him too!!

    having a good heart is welcome but if it compromises the purpose or contradicts his ‘duty’ then he is also ‘punishable’ under law….

  11. Naren (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 9:26 pm

    Rajesh I agree with u!!! am tooooooo Optimist so i do look into positive aspect. anyway Punishment is not ultimate. Fine alone cannot correct. 100-200 bucs is not an big amt for the most of the PPL. So, i do appreciate that effective implementation. It should come from heart.

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