Helmets made mandatory for two-wheeler riders

Bara, October 11

District Police Office, Bara started a week-long campaign two days ago for making helmets compulsory for two-wheeler riders.

Police said they launched the drive after most bike riders were found riding two-wheelers without helmet in most rural areas in the district, leading to increased road accidents and subsequent human causalities informed SP Raj Kumar Baidabar at the DPO, adding that it was hoped that the campaign would bring down road accidents.

As many as 45 personnel from the DPO have been deployed to drive the campaign in the district. Police units in coordination with locals, representatives from various political parties, civil society bodies and organisations have organised symposiums, meetings, awareness camps, among other activities, as part of the campaign.

The police official said the campaign was also supported by the District Administration Office, the District Traffic Police, educational institutions and the media. He further said action was taken against 41 two-wheeler riders who did not wear helmets while riding and collected revenue of Rs 20,5000 from the defaulters within the two days.