When it comes to safety on public roads, motorcyclists are exposed to maximum risks. Your best bet for staying safe is a helmet. Now, with the aim of reducing accident deaths on Indian roads, the government has updated the Motor Vehicle Act 1998 to add an on-the-spot fine of up to 2,000 rupees for motorcyclists for not wearing helmets properly.
Fines of up to Rs 2,000 can be imposed in the following cases:
– If the rider is wearing a helmet but the buckle is unrestricted. This will result in a fine of 1,000 rupees
– If the helmet is not with an original BSI (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate, a fine of Rs 1,000 may be charged.
– Other traffic offenses such as passing a red traffic light will result in a heavy fine of Rs 2,000 despite wearing a helmet.
Wearing a helmet with a strap lock is very important because without it, the helmet can fly in the event of an accident. The helmet must stay securely in place around the head for maximum safety and this is the exact reason why the straps must be locked. It is often seen that many two-wheeled riders wear the helmet on their heads in order to avoid challans. This move will definitely make the roads safer for such riders.
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