BENGALURU: Taking a cue from Mysuru, Bengaluru too has decided to impose fine on two-wheeler riders wearing helmets that do not meet the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifications.
From February 1, riders who wear unsafe helmets will have to pay a penalty of Rs 100 for breaking the helmet rule. Bengaluru traffic police will also conduct a month-long awareness campaign for this.
R Hitendra, the additional police commissioner of the Bengaluru traffic police, took the decision as per the instructions from the state home minister Ramalinga Reddy.
“There is no concession like half or full helmet. The purpose is to make sure that the helmet is safe. Each helmet should follow the BSI rules,” said Hitendra.
For more info on BIS-mark helmets: http://www.bis.org.in/sf/ced/CED22_7887.pdf
In Mysuru, the crackdown began on motorists using cheap helmets began on Tuesday. In a special drive to create awareness among the public about the use of substandard helmets.