Helmet mandatory for pillion riders in Ganjam district

BERHAMPUR: The helmet rule can be made compulsory for each two-wheeler riders and those using pillion in Ganjam district. Initially it'll be strictly enforced at the national highways (NHs) while later it'll be extended to other parts of the district.

District collector Prem Chandra Chaudhury will write to SPs of Ganjam and Berhampur to strictly put in force the helmet rule for pillion riders too at the NHs. He stated it in the district earnings assembly held at Chhatrapur on Wednesday.

"The drive will be taken up under Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and the fine would be collected from the pillion riders," stated regional shipping officer (RTO), Ganjam, Saroj Kumar Biswal. The district management had made helmet compulsory for the motorbike riders on August 16, 2016, and created huge consciousness on this regard.

"Most of the bike riders are now using helmet in Ganjam after the district administration strictly enforced the rule and imposed fines on the offenders. District administration will now made helmet compulsory for pillion riders on the NHs because of the speed of the vehicle is high and pillion riders are also vulnerable to fatal accidents," stated the RTO.

Fatal incidents may well be diminished if each motorbike and pillion riders abide by the street protection norms like dressed in helmets, stated inspector in-charge, visitors police, Berhampur, S Ok Kishan.

As many as 205 individuals died in the road injuries in the district all through the primary six months this year. The highest dying toll (60) was once reported in April, an legitimate stated. The deadly injuries diminished to May (35) and June (19), the legitimate added.

Police and shipping officers intensified checking to crack down on reckless riding and riding without helmets and documents, the RTO stated. It was once one of the vital reasons for fall in number of deadly injuries, he stated.

Driving licences of 580 individuals have been suspended in the first 3 months of this year. Last year, licences of 2,370 other folks have been suspended because of violation of road protection norms, stated the RTO.

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