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HC upholds directive on bike riders

The Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld Transport Commissioner Rishiraj Singh’s directive to the Motor Vehicle inspectors to cancel the licence of speeding helmetless two-wheeler riders for a specific period.

Published: 23rd November 2013 12:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2013 12:51 PM   |  A+A-

The Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld Transport Commissioner Rishiraj Singh’s directive to the Motor Vehicle inspectors to cancel the licence of speeding helmetless two-wheeler riders for a specific period.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice A M Shaffique passed the order while disposing of a petition filed by Dileep Kumar seeking a directive not to cancel the licence of the petitioner for driving the two-wheeler without wearing a helmet.

The Transport Commissioner had submitted that no directive had been issued for cancelling the driving licence of those who fail to wear helmets. It had given a directive to the officers only to cancel the licence of speeding helmetless two-wheeler riders for a specific period.

The affidavit added that the provision for wearing helmet had been incorporated into the law based on a finding that it would reduce the severity of injuries during accidents involving two-wheelers.

The court recorded the submission and disposed of the case.



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