Coimbatore: Fine, case, day-long awareness class for driving without helmet

Already, the Coimbatore city police have been carrying out various activities stressing the need to wear helmets.

Published: 27th January 2023 05:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2023 05:41 AM   |  A+A-

Road Safety

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By Express News Service

COIMBATORE: Riders driving without a helmet in Coimbatore will have to sit through a day-long safety awareness class from Friday, besides facing a case registered under Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act and paying fines. City police have also planned to conduct mass vehicle checks across the city, said a senior police officer.

Already, the Coimbatore city police have been carrying out various activities stressing the need to wear helmets. However, non-helmet usage is a major factor in the increased number of accidents that happened last year in the city. According to sources, as many as 1088 road accident cases have been registered in Coimbatore in 2022. Of the total 167 fatalities reported, 46 people died due to not wearing helmets.

Similarly, 671 people were injured in non-fatal accidents and 121 of them were not wearing helmets.
 To address this problem, the police started to impose fines and register cases against persons riding a two-wheeler without a helmet under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act.  

Following this, the police have decided to move to the next level by registering cases and conducting a day-long training session on traffic rules for the violators to convey the importance of wearing helmets from Friday, the police officer said.


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