While riding two-wheeler without wearing a helmet will result in the suspension of driving license. The Transport Commissioners’ office has issued a new rule to bind commissioners of all the divisions stating that the new regulation is in sync with directions of the Supreme Court to checkout the deaths and injuries on road accidents and that it would be included with “immediate effect”.
On October 16 document, the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety organized a meeting with the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, and other departments on October 5 has directed the State government to add the rule of imposing fine along with suspension of license for those not wearing Helmet while Riding.
A senior official of the Transport Department said: “The rule has been implemented with immediate effect across the State. Both, the rider and the pillion should wear helmet. “
He also said that, “Inline of the Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act, every person driving or riding (otherwise than in a side car, on a motor cycle of any class or description) shall, while in a public place, wear protective headgear conforming to the standards of Bureau of Indian Standards.”
Between the date of 13th sept to 19th sept If not wearing helmet while riding, driving license could get suspended, the traffic police had filed 43,141 cases of traffic violations and collected ₹2.14 crore fine.