Friday, October 27, 2006

Order on helmet rule to be issued today

Order on helmet rule to be issued today

The Hindu

BANGALORE: The Government will on Friday issue an order making wearing of crash helmets by two-wheeler riders mandatory. The rule will come into force in the limits of Bangalore city and five other city corporations areas in the State from November 1.

Officials in the Home Department told The Hindu on Thursday that the rule would come into effect next month and those riding pillion have been exempted from wearing helmets.

The rule will come into effect within the limits of the Bangalore Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (BMRDA), Mysore, Mangalore, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dhawad and Belgaum city corporations. Bellary City Corporation has been exempted in view of the high day temperatures prevailing at the place.

In Bangalore, the rule will be applicable in the entire city and seven city municipal councils of Bommanahalli, Dasarahalli, Byatarayanapura, Krishnarajapuram, Mahadevapura, Yelahanka, and Rajarajeshwarinagar and the town municipal council of Kengeri. All riders should use helmets manufactured to ISI specifications, officials said.


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