Sunday, July 30, 2006

Enforcement of helmet rule not immediately

Enforcement of helmet rule not immediately

The Hindu

Bangalore: The helmet rule is expected to be enforced only from the last week of August and not from August 1 as notified earlier.

Sources in the Government told The Hindu here on Saturday that the postponement was largely due to the petitions received by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy over the past few days. Most of the two-wheeler riders have sought time to purchase the helmets.

Meanwhile, the State Government was also contemplating to relax the helmet rule for pillion riders. It was impractical for a rider to carry two helmets although only occasionally he or she carried a pillion rider. Under the recently notified rules, the pillion rider also has to wear helmet. Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha leader and MLA Vatal Nagaraj has demanded that the Government withdraw the notification relating to the helmet rule. He even staged a demonstration to draw the attention of the Government on Friday.

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