Vijayawada: Henceforth, riding a two-wheeler without helmet and overspeeding would be costly mistakes as they could lead to cancellation of driving licence for three months. Strict instructions have been given to the police implement the helmet rule and check overspeeding on roads. The Krishna district administration reviewed road safety and taken a strong decision regarding the above, after identifying that 90 per cent of deaths in accidents are due to not wearing helmets. The helmet rule is existing even now, but it is not being implemented strictly.
Krishna district collector B. Lakshmikantham has decided to take strict action against the violators. He told Deccan Chronicle: "Driving licence will be cancelled for three months if motorists do not wear a helment. If the violation of rule is found again by the same motorist, the licence will be cancelled permanently. Regarding driving overspeed too, we are going to arrange sensors and jammers to identify the vehicles crossing the speed limits."
But, motorists in the city have a different opinion. B. Sampath, a private employee told DC: "I am ready to wear a helmet. But, what about the heat and sweat. In summer, if we wear a helmet, our hair will get damaged. We will follow the rule on highways and while travelling long distances but not in the city." The officials have been planning to take up repairs of the roads and arrange warning boards at accident-prone areas. One other decision the government is supposed to take is checking driving of vehicles by minors. When minors drive vehicles, it is a threat to their own life and to even others. The officials are planning to implement even this rule also strictly.