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Now, demand for ban on pressure horns and hooters

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

With the ban on red beacon lights atop official VVIP vehicles slowly becoming a reality in most parts of the country, a Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer on Friday sought a similar ban on the use of pressure horns and hooters on vehicles.

Through a demand notice to the chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana, lawyer HC Arora, however, has mentioned that the ambulances should be exempted from this move.

"The pressure horns and hooters being blown on vehicles of VIPs cause so much tension in the minds of passers-byes that it causes accidents, as they have to get away from the main road immediately to give way to VIP vehicles," the demand notice reads.

It further reads: Besides, tendency to jump traffic lights would continue, despite removal of red beacons, if use of pressure horns and hooters is not prohibited. Arora has sought a serious consideration to the issue for safety and security of public on busy roads, and to effectively give a blow to the VIP culture.