Bengaluru: Pillion riders without helmet to be strictly fined from Jan 20

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Bengaluru, Jan 20: Bengaluru traffic police and state's transport department have joined hands together to form a joint team to impose fine on two-wheeler riders as well as pillon riders, who violate the rules by not wearing helmets.

MA Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), told OneIndia that this time we are imposing fine on violators and they will have to pay the penalty of Rs 100 for breaking the rule for the first time, if the rule is violated for the second time, then penality will be Rs 300 fine and for the third time violation, the driving license of the rider will be impounded.

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He also said further that we have formed a team that will be deployed at each and every junction to check whether the rule is being followed or not.

"We will fine two-wheeler riders who fail to abide the rules", he said while adding that "as the number of pillion rider accident rose in the city, so we will see that the norms will be implemented properly."

Transport minister, Rame Gowda said, "for a while we have just made laws for spreading awareness among the pillion riders about the importance of wearing helmet but now time has come to enforce the law."

The state government is trying to implement helmet rule mandatory for riders but it was getting delayed due to some reason but now they have announced this notification after Supreme court's Road Safety committee sent a notification regarding making helmet-wearing compulsory.

However, Transport committee as well as traffic police had provided 15 days grace period to riders in Bengaluru to buy helmets.

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