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Helmet must for Pillion riders, violators may have their licenses revoked

by Shailee Mishra

Date & Time: Jun 04, 2022 6:00 PM

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Sanjay Pandey, the Mumbai Police Commissioner, said that this was already being done all over the world and in most Indian cities.

Even if they are riding pillion on a two-wheeler, Mumbaikars will be fined if they do not wear a helmet starting June 9.

The Mumbai Traffic Police issued a notification on Wednesday stating that pillion riders must now wear helmets and that Mumbai residents have a fortnight to begin complying with the rule.

Fine will be charged for breaking rules

Pillion riders have always been required to wear helmets under the Motor Vehicles Act, according to officials, and this will now be strictly enforced. Those who break the rule will be fined Rs 500 and their driving licence will be suspended for three months.

Sanjay Pandey, the Mumbai Police Commissioner, said that this was already being done all over the world and in most Indian cities.

"How does the safety of the pillion rider be guaranteed if only the rider wears a helmet?" It's the equivalent of saying you're safe but willing to put your friend's life in danger. We're doing this after giving it a lot of thought, and we're also giving you the benefit of the doubt.

According to traffic police officials, the decision was made in light of an increase in the number of pillion riders injured in two-wheeler accidents.

Wearing Helmet will reduce accidents

"We looked at recent data on two-wheeler accidents and discovered that the pillion riders were injured in almost every case." "Making helmets mandatory imposes a responsibility on pillion riders, which will contribute to a reduction in injuries in accidents," said Raj Tilak Roshan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic).

While it would be the primary responsibility of Traffic Police officers to enforce this rule, he added that assistance from police station personnel would be sought as needed.

When the need arose, the Mumbai Police empowered police station staff to take action against violators of traffic rules, such as those who drove without wearing a helmet.

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