Jaipur: Wearing a helmet from Tuesday became
compulsory for two-wheeler pillion riders in the city after a
month long awareness campaign ended.
"From today, helmet is necessary for pillion drivers too
because they are equally exposed to the risk of head
injuries in accidents, like the driver of a two-wheeler",
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Rohit Mahajan said.
The campaign on road safety finished on Monday, he said
adding that the city traffic police have already started
penalising the defaulters.
"During the one month long awareness drive, we tried to
make people understand why a good quality helmet is necessary
for safety. The campaign was successful", Mahajan said.
Defaulters will now have to pay a fine of Rs 200 and get
their licenses punched at the time of challan. The regional
transport officer will be recommended to cancel the license
after five punches, he said.
Teams have also been deputed at close to one hundred
points in the city to ensure that pillion riders are wearing
helmets, he added.