HC moved for making helmet rule optional
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Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 16:56
Madurai: Claiming that wearing helmet caused various health problems, a PIL petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here seeking a direction to police to make the helmet rule optional for two-wheeler riders.

The petition, filed by BSP state Executive Committee member Guruvijayan, alleged police were arbitrary in taking action against violators of the rule and sought a direction to the Madurai City and District police to make helmet wearing optional and not compulsory.

He said wearing helmet caused many health problems including headache, sinus and cough cold.

"Everyone is of the opinion that wearing helment should not be made mandatory and could be optional. In this context I made representation to the Home secretary and top police officers. But not concrete action has come forth."

Justice A selvam and Justice K.Ravichandrababu ordered issue of notice and posted the petition for further hearing on April 24.

Government advocate Mohammed Mohaideen submitted that a Division Bench had already passed an order and the government had implemented the helme rule based on that order.


First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012, 16:56

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