Bengaluru: Special drive by RTO officials for Helmet rule; 500 pillion riders booked

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Bengaluru, jan 22: Transport Department and Traffic Police are jointly taking efforts to enforce the helmet rule in Bengaluru. They are also imposing heavy penalties on vehicle owners who do not pay tax.

Narendra l. Holkar, joint commissioner, Transport, on Friday, Jan 22 himself participated in a drive to check vehicles in different parts of the city.


While speaking to OneIndia, he said, "We had conducted a check on vehicles at Forum mall in Koramangala, Dairy circle, HSR layout, Silk Board, BTM Layout."

"During the checking drive, we have booked more than 100 vehicles for not paying tax and more than 500 pillion riders for not following helmet rule."


Holkar added, "According to me, 50 percent of commuters are following this compuslory helmet rule for pillion riders. Now we are checking whether they are following other driving rules or not."

Strict rule is imposed on pillion riders to wear helmets. Violators will face penalty of Rs 100 for breaking the rule for the first time, if the rule is violated for the second time, then penalty will be Rs 300 fine and for the third time violation, the driving license of the rider will be impounded according to the state govt norms.

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