Bengaluru: Not wearing helmets attracts fine, three-month licence suspension


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Oct 20: In an important order, the transport department has prescribed suspension of the driving licence for three months if two-wheeler riders are caught riding without helmets. As per the Centre Motor Vehicles Act, it is compulsory for the riders and pillion riders of two-wheelers to wear helmets.

Henceforth, vehicle riders without helmets will be booked under section 194-T of the Motor Vehicles Act and fine will be levied on them In addition, the state government said in an order, duly clarifying that their driving licences would be suspended for a period of three months. People without helmets are charged Rs 1,000.

In the case of riding without insurance, fine of Rs 2,000 is levied. The order says that the Central Motor Vehicles Act which was implemented after amendment, has a mention about this fine.

Children aged above four years need helmets for two-wheeler travel

Henceforth, children aged over 4 years travelling by two-wheelers in the state will have to wear helmets without fail. In case this rule is not followed, the driving licence of the riders will get suspended for three months. The state government has passed this order under instruction of the road safety committee of the Supreme Court.

The government said that this is not a new rule. As per section 129 of the Central Motor Vehicles Act, pillion riders and riders of two-wheelers have to wear helmets without fail. Even though the rule about wearing of helmets by children aged over four was in force, it had not been strictly implemented. The order said that this rule too should be scrupulously followed.

The regional transport officers and staff have been asked to strictly act against violators. They have to send to the joint transport commissioner and additional transport commissioner the number of cases registered, number of cases received through police stations, and number of suspended driving licenses before the fifth of every month.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    If you get caught. Give 100 rupees to the cop and balipuuu

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  • suhail, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    why don't government stick to one rule and follow it.... the supreme court also should come with a rule, cops taking bribes should be fined 2000 and 6 months suspension .,

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Helmets have been banned in Commonwealth Boxing as it causes more deaths due to brain injury. There are atleast 3 states in USA where there are no helmet rules for motorbike riders.
    Helmets esp. full face helmets restrict the "field of vision" ,ask any opthalmologist to test your field of vision with and without a helmet and you will understand what I mean. Helmets should be voluntary, Those who believe that it protects can wear them.
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  • Sudesh pai, MANIPAL

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Good news if implemented properly accidents are bound to be less. For everything there are positive as well as negative views. Just wait and see the results do not jump into conclusions before the results.

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  • J. F. D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore.

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Whats the fun in making many rules and not implementing them properly. OK impose fine and suspense the licence for 3 months. If the same guy drives the bike whose licence is suspended again what action? There are many guys who drive vehicles without wearing helmets. Take against to all.

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    So the DL will be suspended what if the person rides the vehicle after DL is suspended. What if the person meets with an accodent and caused injury or death to others. Will the Insurance company pay the compensation??

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    So the DL will be suspended what if the person rides the vehicle after DL is suspended. What if the person meets with an accodent and caused injury or death to others. Will the Insurance company pay the compensation??

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Law makers getting some money from the helmet manufacturers. What about the four wheelers mostly parked on footpath and drivers using mobile phones while driving. Tinted windows just a eye wash. Just harassing riders.

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  • Basil D'souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Very Good... But what about deaths due to bad roads??? Is there any penalty for the Corporator?????

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    70 years who ruled the Country ?

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  • Vinay, DXB/Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Proving and counting others faults doesnot make you correct. In 70 years if everything was ok then nobody would have elected the present govt. People have elected this govt to do the works which earlier govt failed to do and not to tell us what work they havent done.

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    You should change your mind set. Call a spade a spade. Dont embarrass yourself.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Oct 20 2020

    Good Move ...

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