Chennai: Directing a centre to emanate suitable instruction to manufacturers of helmets for dual wheelers to yield “helmet lock” as a member and not as an accessory, a Madras High Court on Tuesday pronounced “two helmets should be given to people during a time of squeeze of a vehicle.
Justice N Kirubakaran, whose sequence has led wearing of helmet imperative in Tamil Nadu given Jul 1, also pronounced celebrities too could be roped in to popularise a imperative helmet rule.
Underlining a applicable sections of Motor Vehicle Act, that mandated providing helmets to dual wheeler riders, a decider asked a centre to safeguard that two-wheeler manufacturers yield helmets adapting to a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
If helmet is supposing by a manufacturer, it will forestall use of sub-standard headgears, a decider said.
The judge, while usurpation that there was a unsentimental problem in defence a helmet, pronounced “a helmet close will solve a confinement of a people of losing helmets.”
Earlier, a state supervision had filed a correspondence news giving sum of a series of dual wheeler collision cases registered, deaths (with/without helmet) and series of cases purebred for non-wearing of helmets between June, 2015 and Sep 15, 2015.
On examination of a report, Justice Kirubakaran celebrated that a series of deaths “drastically came down” from 582 in Jun to 498 in July.
The Union Ministry of Surface Transport had progressing submitted sum per customary designs and sum of helmets.
The decider posted a matter to Oct 13 for serve hearing.