Traffic police inspects helmets, destroys 500 sub-standard ones
The Traffic Police of Udaipur started a vigilance drive to check the quality of the helmets being sold at the market. In this drive, around 500 sub-standard helmets of poor quality w
The Traffic Police of Udaipur started a vigilance drive to check the quality of the helmets being sold at the market. In this drive, around 500 sub-standard helmets of poor quality were destroyed.
The sudden inspection started off with police checking markets, shops and vendors who are selling helmets at Bapu Bazar, Ashwini Bazar, Fatehpura, Pratap Nagar, Delhi Gate etc. The durability of the helmets were checked in which it was found that many of the sold pieces displayed ISI mark yet were of low quality standard.
The fake ISI marked helmets were seized by the police and destroyed. The police constable stood on the helmet to check its strength and durability. Many of them broke easily hence, police requested people to be vigilant while buying helmets as they can save the lives while driving, as said by Goverdhan Ram, Sub-Inspector of Traffic Police.
From 1st January 2015, a strict drive will be launched by the Traffic police in which people will not only be checked of their helmets, but licenses will also be considered. Also, helmet selling shops and vendors will be under scrutiny to make sure sub-standard items are not being sold.
Police will also be deployed outside schools where a student if found riding without license, his guardian will be called in the school and will be fined Rs. 1000. According to new amendment in the Motor Vehicle Act, Section 184 (2) a student if found riding without helmet will be fined with Rs. 300.