Police destroy duplicate, unsafe helmets
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Police destroy duplicate, unsafe helmets

Mysuru: The helmet law in Karnataka states very clearly that both the rider and the pillion rider must wear helmets to prevent or minimise injury to the head and brain. But to avoid being caught and penalised by traffic cops, several residents of Mysuru have been using non-standard helmets that will in no way protect the heads in case of accidents.

After the helmet rule was enforced for pillion riders, the sale of non-ISI-marked helmets picked up with almost every street in Mysuru sporting one or two vendors selling such cheap helmets. These helmets are sold on roadsides for anything between Rs. 100 and Rs. 300, half the cost of a genuine ISI helmet which normally costs anything upwards of Rs. 700.

Cracking on such non-standard helmets, the city Police have started seizing and destroying such helmets that endanger the lives of motorists. Police say that such helmets are not only unsafe but also full of chemical substances that damage the skin when the helmet is exposed to the sun.

Hundreds of helmets were destroyed this morning at the Traffic Assistant Commissioner’s Office in Shivarampet. The helmets were broken into pieces using a machete. Police said that a large number of people buy the cheaper helmets sold on the roadsides even though they are aware of the risks involved — one because they are cheap, and two because for them the helmet is not to avoid injuries to the head but because they want to escape paying a fine for not wearing a helmet.

 

November 3, 2017

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Police destroy duplicate, unsafe helmets”

  1. syed. says:

    Is such stern action taken against any contractor, responsible engineer of MCC and MUDA for poor quality of roads, road humps with no marking, no sign board and no illumination on roads.

    The answer is NO…… No guts to face people with political influence, instead harass poor guys on road

    Punish manufacturer of this helmets not poor trader.

    • saleem ahmed baig says:

      I TOTALLY AGREE WITH Mr. SYED. ITS THE SUPPLIER AND MANUFACTURER WHO SHOULD BE PUNISHED. AT THE SAME TIME THE COST OF NEW ISI MARK HELMETS ARE SOLD AT HIGHER PRICE BY THE AUTHORIZED SELLERS AND PUBLIC HAS NO OPTION THAN TO GO FOR A CHEAP ONES.

      THE RIDERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT POLICE WARNS ABOUT WEARING HELMET FOR OUR OWN SAFETY THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GAIN ANYTHING OUT OF IT.

  2. Raghu says:

    I think if you destroy one they will have 3 at home made in China products! So, I suggest a slight change in the punishment! Helmets are supposed to protect the head of the person who wears it.when you catch them, let them wear it on thrived and police should hit their helmet with a sledge hammer! If it breaks, collect the fine, it it did not break, apologize for the inconvenience! If you follow that in public, you will start seeing that Congress and communists will start protesting!

  3. gowtham says:

    this is a new way of minting money from our so called system, how many cops wear this half helmet ??? r thy isi marked?? how many been fined till now ???
    ppl sud wake up n ask this either through court or thru RTI

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