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Police to get tough with helmet rule

Published: 29th June 2013 09:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2013 09:56 AM   |  A+A-

Reminding citizens of the need to protect the head, the city traffic police will launch a month-long campaign from Saturday to ensure that two-wheeler riders abide by the helmet rule.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M A Saleem, said, “Right now, about 70 per cent of two-wheeler riders wear helmets while riding. But there are a lot of cases where riders wear it on their hands, rather than on their head; others wear it only when they see a traffic cop. There a number of interior areas where riders do not wear helmets. These are the people we will be looking to,” he said.

Over the next month, the traffic police will strictly enforce the helmet rule across all areas in the city. After the campaign, the BTP hopes to increase the compliance to the helmet rule from about 70 per cent to at least 80-90 per cent,” Saleem said.

“Policemen will be posted in interior areas, and not just main roads, to ensure that people wear helmets,” he said. However, the BTP has decided not to force pillion riders to wear helmets, yet.  

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