Karnataka cracks down on riding minus helmet, 3-month license suspension awaits1 min read . Updated: 20 Oct 2020, 11:54 AM IST
Riding two-wheelers without helmets is one of the leading causes of road fatalities.
Karnataka's Transport Department has made helmets mandatory for all people riding on the two-wheelers and imposed a three-month suspension of driving license for non-compliance.
"As per new directives, helmets are mandatory for all two-wheeler riders who are over four years of age. State govt has imposed a 3-month suspension of driving license along with a penalty in case of violation," said State Department of Transport, Karnataka.
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The state transport department has also issued a directive to strictly enforce the old rules for the safety of the riders.
As per the rule, Under the Central Motor Vehicle Act, motorcycle riders must wear a helmet. As per the Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rule, all bikers in the state wearing helmets are mandatory.
This new order comes after the Supreme Court's direction to the state's Road Safety Committee to strictly enforce the mandatory helmet-wearing rule for all persons traveling on two-wheelers in the state.