Travelling on a goods carrier in itself is risky. Travelling in excess of it’s capacity is riskier. It is not only risky for the travellers, it is also a hazard for other vehicles. And, motorbikes are not designed to transport animals. Animal behaviors can not be predicted and unexpected behavior of the goat can not only cause harm to the commuters on the motorbike, but also other vehicles around it.
Do they have traffic rules in Kathmandu? If there are, why aren’t they implemented?
Is it not only the responsibility of the traffic police to control s
uch risky travel. Safety awareness in the commuters and the drivers is equally important.
But, a hefty fine would certainly help in reducing such an unsafe practice. (Photo received from Rajan Timilsina, one of our readers)