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Rajasthan makes helmet mandatory for bike riders

Taking a firm step to reduce road accident causalities, the Rajasthan government made helmet mandatory for two-wheeler occupants across the state with immediate effect.

jaipur Updated: Oct 30, 2015 16:28 IST
The helmet to be used should be of ISI grade and Sikhs who wear “pagri” (turban) would be exempted from the mandatory rule.
The helmet to be used should be of ISI grade and Sikhs who wear “pagri” (turban) would be exempted from the mandatory rule.(HT photo/For representation only)

Taking a firm step to reduce road accident causalities, the Rajasthan government made helmet mandatory for two-wheeler occupants across the state with immediate effect.

In compliance with the high court orders to make helmet compulsory for riders and pillion riders by October 31, 2015, the state government issued the notification to this effect on Wednesday night.

Transport commissioner and secretary (IAS) Gayatri Rathor said the relaxation given to riders and pillion riders under Central Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and Rajasthan Motor Vehicle Act 1990 have been ended and new notification has been issued in compliance to the high court.

The helmet to be used should be of ISI grade and Sikhs who wear “pagri” (turban) would be exempted from the mandatory rule, she said.

However, in major cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer, the helmet use was already mandatory for pillion riders too.