BANGALORE: The police are worried about two-wheeler riders who do not wear helmets and die in road accidents across the city.
Nine two-wheeler riders died in the month of January and the risk of death and severe brain injury has increased by more than two times in the absence of helmet, the police said.
As of now, more than 40 lakh vehicles are on the city roads and nearly 70 per cent of them are two-wheelers.
Compared to four-wheelers, if two-wheeler riders even get a minor injury on their head, chances of death are high. So if riders wear helmet, the death rate will come down by 95 per cent, said traffic police officials.
The Police Department has been creating awareness by conducting various programmes for two-wheeler riders and taking strict action against violators of traffic rules.
However, the lack of interest to wear helmet is the main reason behind accidents. The department has an aim to decrease the accidental deaths by requesting two-wheeler riders to use helmet while riding, the police sources said.