Helmet Hails In Chandigarh Traffic

September 06, 2018 02:31 AM

Chandigarh, September 4: The UT Traffic Police will start challaning women two-wheeler riders without helmets from Wednesday.

A police official said the field staff would keep an eye on women two-wheeler riders and issue challans to those not wearing helmet. The new rule applies to the pillion riders as well, the police official added.

The Administration had issued a notification on July 6, making helmet compulsory for women. Only Sikh women wearing a turban will be exempted from wearing helmet.

The Traffic Police in the past ran a campaign, “Helmet Pehnao, Beti Bachao”, to encourage women two-wheeler riders to wear the safety gear. Cops even distributed helmets and other gifts during the campaign to women riding two-wheelers while wearing helmet.

The decision to make helmet compulsory for women two-wheeler riders is expected to bring down the fatality rate in road accidents. As many as 43 women have lost their lives in mishaps since 2013 as they were not wearing helmet while riding two-wheelers.

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