- Social media obsession is pushing some influencers to take dangerous risks to gain followers and likes, as seen in the recent fatal accident of YouTuber Agastya Chauhan.
- Public highways are not the place to test the limits of powerful machines like superbikes, and hiring courses is a safer approach to explore their capabilities while honing riding skills.
While there have been a few stories surrounding Youtuber Agastya Chauhan’s fatal crash on his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R superbike, authorities have now successfully extracted footage from an action camera seized from the accident site.
According to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Agastya Chauhan was riding his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R superbike at 294km/h just moments before the deadly accident on the Yamuna Motorway.
According to police, the Dehradun-based moto blogger was not only reprimanded multiple times for reckless and dangerous riding, but he had also received counselling. Authorities, however, were unable to save the child rider’s life.
That being said, many young people in India are enslaved by social media and are willing to go to any length to obtain more likes and follows. In fact, in order to get more social media followers, a few influencers are willingly endangering the lives of others.
It is also important to note that performing any kind of stunt on public highways is unlawful and penalised. Furthermore, such practises can not only result in deadly injuries to the rider, but can also endanger other road users. Furthermore, while owning a superbike is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, public highways are not the place to explore the possibilities of such powerful machines.
As a result, hiring courses is a safer approach to test the limits of these machines while also honing riding skills.
Thoughts: The recent accident involving Youtuber Agastay Chauhan should serve as a wake-up call for many social media personalities. Furthermore, we anticipate that more awareness videos from social media influencers would help to reduce irresponsible riding to some extent.