A car owner in Haryana thought it would be hilarious to exchange his legitimate number plate for one that read 'Yamraj' -- the god of death. But like any great plan spoiled by busybodies online, people clicked photos of the car and posted on the Facebook page of the Gurgaon Traffic police.
Things of course did not go well for 'Yamraj'. The Gurgaon Traffic police issued the owner a challan for violating traffic rules by driving a car without a valid number plate.
But this isn't anything new in India.
In fact, cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni was recently slapped with a fine of Rs 450 for faulty display of the number plate on his motorcycle. The registration number of his bike was displayed vertically on the mud guard of the front wheel.
Then earlier this month, Rifat Jawaid, the founder of Janta Ka Reporter, sparked a controversy by tweeting that he got away with a traffic violation by dropping the name of the chief minister of Delhi to cops.
If number plate is not complete, it indeed is an offense. But "tu jaanta hai mera baap kaun hai attitude" wins pic.twitter.com/WK7PCFbGbp— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) September 12, 2015
People love sassy messages on their bumper stickers, perhaps even more than they love getting customized number plates. Here are some desi messages behind automobiles. Enjoy.
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