Two wheeler: Helmets compulsory for riders starting Feb

Karimnagar: Riding two-wheeler with no headgear-Helmets would draw heavy fines imposed by traffic cops from February 1st onwards.

Wearing of helmets for two-wheeler riders will be compulsory. The Karimnagar Police recently introduced the e-challan system to strengthen traffic regulation system and maintain transparency in the imposition of the fine on traffic violators, TT reports.

In regard to this new move, Commission of Police VB Kamalasan Reddy speaking on the occasion said sufficient time was given for creating awareness among people and to implement the new rule.

He also released posters at the headquarters stating as many as 99% deaths in road accidents occur due to head injuries and in order to control deaths in such accidents it is compulsory to wear headgear or helmets.

The traffic police have fixed March as a deadline to streamline the entire traffic system and provide better services to road users.

Talking about the e-challan system which started on January 1, the Commissioner informed that a total of 4,376 traffic violation cases were registered within 15-days time and an amount of Rs 20 lakh fine was imposed on traffic violators.

He said Challans have been issued for triple riding, cellphone, wrong side, danger, no entry, and minor driving, wrong display of number plates, number disfiguration, misuse of media, police and Army sticker.