Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R crashed by teenager, cyclist killed
What comes across as a sad update among all the other news, a teenager crashed a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R in Selaiyur, Chennai into an innocent cyclist killing him on the spot. The Ninja ZX-14R is one of the most powerful production spec motorcycle in the world. Driven by 18-year old Raji Ganesh with pillion rider Akash, the cyclist was a 30-year old mechanic named Suba Reddy. According to recent reports, the cyclist was riding back home for lunch when the incident happened. The accident took place near Bharath University Agaram Road and after crashing into Reddy, the superbike collided into the back of a stationary truck.
The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R did not belong to the two riding it but to a friend named Pavithran instead. The owner’s friends had borrowed the Ninja to show it off to their girlfriends. Though crashes keep on taking place, an important question needs to be addressed regarding our country’s licensing system. In Europe, one can only ride more powerful bikes after having driven lesser displacement ones and this is divided into three stages – A1, A2 and A. Driving tests are also difficult to pass with many applicants taking several tests before getting a license.
However, this isn’t the case in India. Anyone above the age of 18 can get a learner’s license that is valid for 6 months after appearing for an oral test. A permanent license can be obtained just 30 days after obtaining the learner’s license by clearing a ‘so-called’ driving test. Our tests mostly do not even include anything related to parking or maneuvering the motorcycle through traffic.
This shows the sheer easiness of obtaining a driving license for vehicles in our country which desperately needs to be updated and rectified. It needs to happen at the earliest to avoid reckless and irresponsible drivers from coming on to the streets with their vehicles.
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