OFFICIAL: Wearing BIS-Mark Helmet Now Mandatory For Two-wheeler Riders

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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.

Andy Sanjaya, worker of the motorcycle shop removing the half shield helmet out from the shelf. *** Local Caption *** On the way out: Motorcycle shop worker Andy Sanjaya removing a half-shell helmet from the shelf in Petaling Jaya yesterday. – CHAN TAK KONG / The Star

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.

 

source TOI

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