The anti-helmet gang

Most youngsters including college students who are very much influenced to travel on two-wheelers, prefer riding high speed vehicles and fancy bikes without wearing helmets and not keeping in mind, the road traffic injuries, and many a time, accidental deaths.

Published: 07th October 2013 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2013 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

Most youngsters including college students who are very much influenced to travel on two-wheelers, prefer riding high speed vehicles and fancy bikes without wearing helmets and not keeping in mind, the road traffic injuries, and many a time, accidental deaths.

Not bothered about safety measures, Somashekar Hiremath, 25-year-old, project leader at HP avers, “I am dead against the use of helmets as they do not give a smart and swanky look, especially when riding on the sports bike.”

Despite the cost, comfort and style concerns, young people in the city hardly give importance to safety measures. One of the biggest disadvantages of wearing a helmet is lack of comfort, bad appearance and its heavy weight, opine youngsters.

"No matter how safe and cool the helmet is, donning this thick, clumsy foam material, is simply not comfortable as compared to a cap," said Raju, 18-year old, college student, who resides in Bannerghatta.

On the other hand, Chiranjeevi, a 22-year-old M Sc student, residing at Chamrajapet says, "Wearing it provides us a high level of protection from head injuries and therefore, I make it a point to wear them." He further adds, “I do not wear a helmet while riding my bike to nearby short distances. But when I travel every day to Bangalore University, I always wear an ISI standard helmet in order to ensure a smooth and safe ride and not to be caught by the traffic policeman.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp