Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, will soon start seeing two-wheeler users – riders and pillions – both wearing helmets starting next month.
While the Motor Vehicles Act, 1998 already mandates two-wheeler users to wear helmets, the enforcement across the country has been minimal. With the exception of few cities, most parts of the country sees abysmal helmet usage.
Mumbai Traffic Police, which has been quite popular on Twitter for its quirky and pun-intended tweets, has announced that it will begin strict enforcement for helmet usage for pillion riders. Failing which a penalty of Rs 500 will be levied.
The tweet said, ““Persons riding a 2-wheeler i.e both the rider and pillion are hereby urged to wear a helmet. As per MVA, action will be taken in case of violation of this rule for pillion rider as well. We will start implementing after 15 days from now.”
The rule will come into effect within 15 days, i.e June 9, 2022.