Amid rampant rumors, the Cab drivers in Delhi have started keeping condoms in in the vehicle’s first-aid box. They are scarred of being penalized, if they failed to do so. The drivers say that while the police are unaware as to why it is necessary to carry a condom in the first aid box.
Since the Amended Motor Vehicle Act has been notified, we are getting to see all kinds of challans being issued. However, as per some Delhi cab drivers, they are being penalized by the police for not carrying condoms in their first aid box. And while safe sex is a practice that should be talked about, the reasons as to why a condom could come in handy for these cab drivers goes beyond just that.
As per the drivers, it can come be useful in scenarios like a burst pressure pipe where the condom can stop the leakage in the car for some time. In case it rains, it can cover their shoes. It can also be tourniquet in case of an injury.
The Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules (1993) mandates, every ‘stage carriage’ and ‘contract carriage’ must carry a first aid box.