Puducherry: Wearing helmet a must for two-wheeler riders from May 1
Puducherry, April 13: Wearing helmets has been made compulsory for two-wheeler riders in this Union Territory from May 1.
Announcing this today, Transport Commissioner of Puducherry S D Sundaresan said government staff should specifically use helmets while riding two-wheelers.
Heads of all departments have been asked to direct their staff to wear helmets while riding two-wheelers to "set an example to others", he said.
In the past, attempts were made by the police department to introduce compulsory wearing of helmets. But the directive was not strictly enforced.
At a meeting on the Road Safety Week held here recently, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy had announced that wearing helmets would be made mandatory.