The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition that sought a directive not to make wearing of helmets compulsory. The Supreme Court held that it would not pass any order on this matter and dismissed the petition.
The petitioner contended that wearing of helmets is against citizen freedom. Hence it cannot be made compulsory. The SC, however, did not find merit in the petitioner's arguments and rejected the petition.
In 2010, the SC had made selling of helmets along with two wheelers compulsory. The court said that the manufacturers would have to give BSI certified helmets as original equipment.