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Counsellors to hammer helmet-less for 4 hours

DECCAN CHRONICLE | M. ROUSHAN ALI
Published Nov 30, 2015, 6:54 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 10:17 pm IST
Action plan for traffic police to be sent to state for approval
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Hyderabad: Rule violation on compulsory helmet-wearing may stop you on your  tracks for a few hours in a virtual detention. The state-level  empowered committee on road safety has suggested that helmet rule  violators be sent directly for counselling sessions lasting as high as four hours. A similar system was in existence in the city some years ago.

Though wearing of helmet is helmetmandatory for both the driver as well as the pillion-rider of two-wheelers since 1988 as per Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act, it has not been enforced with seriousness here.  

 

Counselling had been held earlier when Tejdeep Kaur was ACP (traffic)  here in 2005. However, this was stopped due to public outcry and  political pressure.

As traffic cops were pouncing on two-wheel riders, the death of a few  youths while they tried escape complicated the matter.

However, the  transport department and traffic cops are under tremendous pressure  after the High Court took a serious note of non-implementation of the helmet rule. Most deaths in road accidents involving two-wheeler riders are caused due to head injuries.

City's transport officials and traffic cops would meet shortly to decide on the date from which counseling sessions could be held. Telangana state joint transport commissioner C. Ramesh said the empowered committee has recommended counseling sessions for helmet rule violators. An action plan will be prepared and sent to the government for approval, he said.

 

 

 

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Location: Telangana




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