Friday, May 27, 2005

Helmet rule draws public ire

Helmet rule draws public ire
Vijay Times

Bangalore: Letters have been flooding the transport and home departments asking the state government to withdraw its decision of making wearing of helmets compulsory for two wheeler riders.

It may be recalled that the government had last month decided to make helmet wearing compulsory for both the rider and the pillion and had invited objections from the general public.

A majority of the objections has come against compelling the pillion rider also to wear the helmet and not so much for the rider, said an official in the home department.

Many of the objectors have said that in case of emergency if a rider wants to take a pillion, it would not be possible for them to do so. If the pillion rider happens to be a lady, it is impossible for her to wear a helmet. “There are no customised helmets for ladies and it gives an opportunity for police to harass people,” one of the letters said.
The officer said objections would be accepted up to May 30, after which final notification on compulsory wearing of helmets will be issued.


At Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 4:54:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its really good to impose wearing helmet for two wheelers, which will save huge money on the exchequer, but the helmet rule should be only for the rider not for the pillion driver. hope the our opposition political bosses do not make a mess out of it. please impose helmet rule at the earliest.


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